UNC police arrest suspect in Dean Dome theft earlier this month

While the North Carolina Tar Heels were in Brooklyn competing in the ACC Tournament, a thief broke into the Dean Smith Center and stole more than $7,000 worth of stuff and it appears UNC police have arrested their primary suspect.

Surveillance camera footage shows an African-American man in a black hoodie with the word “Upstate” across the back outside of the Dean Dome, which houses offices, game and practice facilities for the men’s basketball program in the early hours of March 11.

They believe this man stole a computer, software, multiple video game consoles, controllers for those consoles and clothing, according to a March 16 report from wralSportsFan.com. Thanks to the footage, they were able to identify the suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.

He was taken into custody in South Carolina on Friday, according to a tweet from the UNC Police Department.

The UNC Athletic Department is listed as the primary victim on the police report. Guard Cam Johnson is also listed as a victim of the theft.

It took a little over the week from the time that UNC police originally asked for assistance identifying the suspect before the alleged perpetrator was actually arrested. However, it’s unclear at this time if any of the items stolen were recovered.

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