Break-ins Over the Holiday Season
“You can get in downstairs if you really want to, I feel like. But they just busted in everyone’s doors,” said Sigma Chi house resident Ben Pascale.
But while the doors have been replaced, some of the brothers are still missing some treasured possessions.
“The first thing I said to myself when I got the email like that our house had been broken into but nothing seems to be taken, I said they better not have taken my guitars. And that was the only two things they took from me, and my amp,” Pascale said.
But the break-ins did not just occur on campus. The Trollinger Apartments off of West Trollinger Avenue were also broken into over the holidays. Marshall Beringer was one of the residents who had his place broken into
“And when I stepped in the door the living room was pretty much empty, there was just nothing there. And I kind of realized “Oh God I’ve been robbed,” said Beringer.
Marshall and his roommates left their apartment December 23rd and returned the 29th.
“In those six days there was a robbery where we lost about five thousand dollars worth of electronics,” Marshall’s roommate Caleb Jones said. “It appears they just walked right in through the front door. Don’t know if it was locked, don’t know if they had a key, not sure how they got in”.
But while Caleb and Marshall came back to a nearly empty apartment, other break-ins in the Trollinger apartments had a completely different outcome. Just across the parking lot Alex Walton returned to a apartment that was busted into, but very little seemed to be bussed out.
“The only thing so far we notice that have been stolen are two boxes that had change in it. So they both probably had about ten dollars worth of change,” Walton said.
Alex also reported missing a pair of glasses and several pieces of gum. But the burglars didn’t even touch their TV (an older model), Nintendo 64 or Play station 2, making it seem that the robbers were only interested in expensive and new electronics. Regardless of what they did take Elon students who were affected by this crime spree are sure to be more careful the next time they leave campus on a break.
-David HodgesExplore posts in the same categories: News