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.