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Warning to Wright State University Students

FAIRBORN -- Wright State Police need your help and have a warning to students.

A man followed a woman into the bathroom at the university library. When she walked out of the stall, he had his pants unbuckled and tried to grab her.

Wright State Police say the same man then tried to grab a woman on an elevator inside Millet Hall.

"It's kind of a tragedy, I mean, because we're on campus and you think you're safe," said Ronnie Moreland, a Wright State University student.

What happened at the library makes five incidents since the end of January ranging from thefts to robberies either on or near campus, and that has students on high alert.

"I'm not going to be walking around on campus alone," student Cassi Mikat said.

In January, an armed robbery was reported near campus at Province Apartments.

Almost a month later, Wright State Police warned students that catalytic convertors were being stolen from vehicles in four different lots on campus.

"It's not because they have poor security it's because the culture in out country has changed, because there are more desperate people doing more desperate things," said Moreland.

Last month, a woman was robbed on Duncan Drive.

And in the same month, another robbery happened at Province Apartments.

All those things have some students uneasy.

"It's not really been an issue of me feeling unsafe, especially during the day it's more at night that it's an issue," said Mikat.

That's exactly what Wright State Police say students should do.

They've also stepped up patrols in the area, and are asking students to call police if they see anything suspicious.

"That they're doing something about it, and not letting it sit, it just always makes things feel better," said Mikat.

Wright State Police also say they're working on a free phone app for students.

It'll let them call police for help.

Police say it's like a mobile blue emergency light that's already located on campus.

 
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