Dorm holdup prompts Ga. Tech warning

ATLANTA -- As police have stepped up patrols around Georgia Tech following a Sunday morning home invasion and robbery inside a dorm room, students told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution what could have prevented the break-in.

 

“These doors stay unlocked when they close, unless you lock them yourself,” said senior and North Avenue Apartments resident Nick Forman.

Kathy Chang said she has friends who live across the hall from the victim who was robbed early Sunday morning and is worried for them.

“I was kind of scared for them because they had their door unlocked,” Chang said.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old student awoke to find two men in his room stealing his laptop, cell phone and wallet, campus police said.

“Move, and I’ll shoot you dead,” one of the men told the victim at gunpoint, according to police reports.

Both suspects were described as black men in their late teens or early 20s. One, with the handgun, was wearing a white t-shirt and red basketball shorts. The second suspect had short dreadlocks, a black hat, khaki tan shorts and a black backpack.

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