Two men broke down a locked door at University Crossings and threatened the resident with a firearm early Friday morning during a robbery.

According to an email sent to residents, the two men, described as African-Americans, broke down the locked door and threatened the resident with a firearm around 12:30 a.m. The crime occurred in Building A, directly across from the main entrance of UNC Charlotte.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) responded to the incident and are investigating. No injuries were reported.

The crime follows another incident at the complex on Sunday, Feb. 4. A male non-resident sexually assaulted a female resident, inappropriately touching her around 4:15 p.m. The incidents occurred at the entrance to Building D and inside Building F. No injury was reported and CMPD responded.

The man fit the same description of one that inappropriately touched a student in Greek Village at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.  The victim reported to campus police that the suspect gained access into the resident hall and made a lewd comment toward her. When asked to leave, the suspect ran toward the victim grabbing her hand and touching her buttocks. Then, he fled the building. During a search in the area, officers noticed an individual matching the description walking in the Mallard Green Apartment complex but lost sight and were not able to locate him again.

Another armed robbery occurred at UNC Charlotte earlier in week, before 2 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, when two students were robbed at gunpoint. The robbery, which took place near the loading dock of the Student Union, involved three males who reportedly approached the victims seeking their property and then fled the scene. The suspects were later arrested.

Alexandria Sands is the Niner Times' community editor. She is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a double minor in Journalism and English. Her work has been published in Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Business Journal, Creative Loafing, The Gaston Gazette, The Shelby Star and The State Port Pilot. When she's not in the newsroom, you can catch her reading a book at her home in Oak Island. Reach her at or @alexsands_.