Two masked men armed with a handgun robbed a student in his room at N.C. Central University’s New Residence Hall 2 early Wednesday, campus police reported.
The student told police that the men knocked on his door shortly after midnight and pointed the gun at him when he opened it, police said in a Twitter posting to the campus community. The dorm is at 822 E. Lawson St.
The thieves restrained the resident, police said, although the alert did not say how. A second student who walked in on the robbery was restrained, too, police said. The robbers went through the room and took items, according to the posting.
Police said the victims reported that the two men wore black scarves over the lower parts of their faces and all black clothing.
The victims called police about 1 a.m., according to police.
They described one robber as a black man who stood about 6 feet tall and had a muscular build, likely weighing about 220 pounds, police said. They said the second robber was a black man about 5 foot 8 with a medium build and who probably weighs about 160 pounds, the alert said.
Ayana Hernandez, associate vice chancellor for university relations, said police had not disclosed whether they know how the suspects got into the dorm. Residence halls on the campus require card keys for entrance by people who live there, Hernandez said.
“It’s still a very active investigation,” she said.
Campus police asked anyone with information that might help investigators to call 919-530-6106.