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Students Attacked after Home Invasion at Apartment near UNC Charlotte

February 9, 2018
Charlotte University

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — An overnight home invasion at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte is being investigated by the Police Department of Charlotte.

 

The incident took place just before 1 a.m. at the University Crossing Apartments on University City Boulevard, just across the street from campus.

 

Police said four students were inside the apartment when the suspects stormed in, but nobody was hurt.

 

No other details have been released and police have not said how many suspects are being searched.

 

The crime comes one day after three men were accused of robbing two students on the campus of UNCC.

 

The students said that after a late night of studying, they were walking down the sidewalk near the Student Union, heading home, when the suspects sneaked behind them.

 

“The gun was already pointed at him when I turned around,” said one of the students. “They had already taken my stuff and I looked at him to see what was going on and I saw the gun they were pointing at him.”

 

Police said the suspects also tried to rob a convenience store on Brookshire Boulevard a few hours later.

 

All three suspects have been charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

 

Police said the first assault happened Sunday morning when a man got on a campus in the Greek Village. Investigators believe the suspect could also be connected to an assault that same afternoon at the University Crossing Apartments.

 

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