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Possible armed burglars in UGA dorm

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 6:54 AM
Last updated 8:20 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Possible armed burglars gained entry into a University of Georgia residence hall on Sunday after a student held open the door for them, said UGA police.

Authorities remained unsure on Sunday evening if any of the four suspected burglars were armed, according to a UGA police news release.

Campus police noted “a weapon was never pointed at any of the individuals involved in the confrontation with the perpetrators.” However, police said one of the burglars raised his shirt and made statements at alluded to him carrying a gun.

While one person told officers the suspect possibly had a gun in his waistband, another person didn’t see it, according to the news release.

“It is not clear based on the information known at this point whether or not a gun was involved in this incident,” police noted.

Using witness statements and video surveillance, police said they determined that the burglars made their way into Busbee Hall after a student held open the door for them in violation of school security policies.

“Please do not hold doors open for individuals who do not have the proper authorization and do not allow individuals to enter behind you by “piggy backing,” UGA police urged students, faculty and staff in the news release. “If you observe individuals acting suspiciously or individuals who gain entry to secured buildings in this manner, please call the University of Georgia Police Department immediately.”

Police said the incident is under investigation and that they’ve identified some possible suspects.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/27/14 - 08:00 am
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A lot of possibilities

A lot of possibilities here....

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 01/27/14 - 08:45 am
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Actually, the possibilities

Actually, the possibilities are endless as well! ;)

redfish
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redfish 01/27/14 - 08:59 am
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Great reporting AC...

Why didn't the headline say "Something might have happened in UGA dorm"? There is no description of the robbers, no report of anything being taken, really no information at all. Does the paper actually pay people for this kind of "reporting"?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/27/14 - 09:32 am
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Possible

Is it possible this was a dream....

billcass
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billcass 01/27/14 - 09:59 am
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Redfish

In defense of the AC, they probably didn't have much info at the time. So they are left with two choices: Do nothing (in which case people will scream that they are being kept in the dark) or print the little info they have and people will scream that it isn't enough.

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bdouglas 01/27/14 - 11:08 am
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This is exactly the reason I

This is exactly the reason I have no problem letting a door slam in someone's face when I'm staying at a hotel and use one of the side entrances or after-hours where your room key is required to get in.

MadSnapper
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MadSnapper 01/27/14 - 03:30 pm
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Are all UGA Football players

Are all UGA Football players being held for questioning?

griff6035
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griff6035 01/27/14 - 03:44 pm
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Reporting

See what Athens Banner Herald is reporting.

griff6035
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griff6035 01/27/14 - 03:50 pm
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UGA story

AC repeated what ABH printed.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 01/27/14 - 10:20 pm
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@griff and others...

Both the AC and Athens Banner Herald are simply reprinting a story generated by Morris News Service, since both are Morris papers.

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