College of Charleston warning students of suspicious individuals

Published: Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - College of Charleston officials are informing students of suspicious individuals spotted near and on campus.

According to school officials, since Feb. 1, individuals have been on campus and in the surrounding areas selling magazines.

A CofC press release states that in one incident, which happened off campus and was reported to the Charleston Police Department, the individuals may have been responsible for the theft of a car, as well as a purse, wallet, credit cards and cash.

School officials say in another incident, the subjects gained entry to a secured residence hall, and obtained information for a debit card, charging a total of $110 to the card.

College of Charleston released the following statement:  
The campus community is being advised to be alert to these individuals being in the area.  On campus residents should not let anyone they do not know and who don't have a legitimate purpose for being there, into residence halls; particularly those that do not have staffed front desks.  Off campus residents should be cautious of opening their door to strangers, and should always lock their doors, whether they are home or not.  If you come in contact with, or observe these salespersons on, or in the area of, the College of Charleston campus, please notify the Department of Public Safety or the City of Charleston Police Department at the below contact points.

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