The Office of Communications and External Relations sent the following message to the campus community on Monday morning, February 11.
The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating a Feb. 10 home invasion in which two unidentified armed men robbed a Wake Forest University student and another person in the 100 block of Rosedale Circle. Neither victim was injured.
The University Police Department is assisting in the investigation of the robbery, which occurred at 10:45 p.m. at a privately owned rental residence adjacent to the northwestern section of campus. The robbers forced their way into the house when someone answered a knock at the door and opened it.Once inside, the intruders took cash and other items, including small electronics.
The men were described as wearing ski masks, dark clothing and gloves. Both held handguns. One was described as approximately six feet tall, the other slightly shorter.
The University Police Department recently increased patrols of the northwestern area of campus by officers in police vehicles and increased foot patrol by security officers in the area.
Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation may call University Police at 336-758-5911 or report information through the University’s Silent Witness website. Information may be provided to the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-733-7716 or Winston-Salem Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations
For more information on how to contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please bookmark or print out this Stop, Drop, and Roll flyer so you have it when your student contacts you with a problem. Also, the flyer lists contact information for urgent and serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select information and presentations from Orientation 2016 are available online.