University of Maryland students robbed; laptops stolen at Georgetown University

February 10, 2013

It was said that banks were robbed because that’s where the money was. But three recent armed robberies of University of Maryland students and six burglaries at Georgetown University suggest a view that campus crime may also pay.

In the most recent holdup, two Maryland students were robbed at gunpoint east of campus near Lakeland Road and Rhode Island Avenue about 11:20 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

On Thursday night, a graduate student was robbed as she walked through a parking lot near the chemical and nuclear engineering building, campus police said.

The first of the three robberies came around midnight Monday as a student walked toward campus from the nearby College Park Metro station, authorities said.

Laptops were taken in each of the six burglaries at Georgetown starting Jan. 28. One came from a faculty member’s desk on Friday, after five had been taken earlier from dormitory rooms, according to campus police. No indications of forced entry were found, the police said. Three of the burglaries occurred in McCarthy Hall, they said.

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