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Police Warn Students Over Increased Robbery Risk

There have been six burglaries of GU student or staff facilities, and police are now warning of increased risk of robberies.

Georgetown University Department of Public Safety warned students and staff that they may be at a higher risk of robberies, according to a notice from the DPS Saturday. The robbery warning follows a recent string of six burglaries affecting students and staff members.

The six burglaries between Jan. 23 and Feb. 8 have mostly involved iPhones and laptops that have been stolen from dorm rooms and offices on campus, according to reports on the Georgetown Department of Public Safety website.

A DPS alert sent to students and staff Saturday warns that "individuals may be targeting Georgetown students for robbery in the Georgetown area."

DPS described two of suspects who might be targeting students:

One of the suspects was described as a dark-skinned black male, approximately 5'10", 165 lbs, wearing a black baseball cap and a yellow-hooded and dark-blue jacket with silver reflective writing. The other suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, 17 to 20 years old, approximately 5'10"-6' tall and about 140 lbs with dreadlocks, Oakley ski goggles, black jacket and jeans, and high-top sneakers.

Campus police recommend that students secure their doors and windows and exercise caution on campus and in the community.

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