Student gets nose broken during dorm robbery

Student gets nose broken during dorm robbery

November 15, 2011 3:40:27 AM PST
Authorities said shots were fired, when five men robbed two Fayetteville State University students inside their resident hall Sunday.

It happened just after 2 a.m., at a dorm room in Bryant Hall.

Authorities said the suspects entered the residence hall without force, wearing sweatshirts, and some sort of disguise covering their faces.

Freshman Kevin Singleton and his roommate Maurince Bethea were in their room early Sunday morning, when they say five guys forced their way in.

"I feel that we were targeted because they specifically came to our room of all rooms on the hall our room why, I have no clue," 18-year-old Singleton said. "The guy pointed a shotgun at my roommate, pointed at him and they had me pinned against the wall, that's when he assaulted me, punched me in the face a few times. I turned I seen my roommate fighting with the other guy grabbing the gun that's when it went off. I thought my roommate had got shot, that's when I got scared."

Police said, luckily, no one was wounded. However, Singleton's nose was broken.

According to the police report, the suspects were armed with a shotgun and took a laptop computer, an Xbox gaming system, and $500 in cash.

Singleton said he didn't recognize the robbers, and doesn't know how they got in, because the resident hall has security gates and doors with special locks that have to be opened with security pass cards.

Campus and Fayetteville police are currently trying to determine who the suspects are and how they got into the dorm. In the meantime, they have beefed up security, which many students have said makes them feel better.

Despite the frightening ordeal, Singleton said he feels FSU is safe.

"I'm relaxed, I take it one day at a time, easy you know," he said. "I just give thanks to God I am still here. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't' be here."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fayetteville Police.

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