UNC Basketball Victim of Theft; Over $7K in Electronics, Goods Stolen

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2018

Cameron Johnson
Cameron JohnsonAbbie Parr/Getty Images

The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team is working with law enforcement after having been the victims of a break-in earlier this month.  

According to Joe Johnson of The Herald-Sun, someone broke into the Dean E. Smith Center on March 9 while the Tar Heels were in Brooklyn, New York, for the ACC tournament.

Among the items stolen were a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One, a MacBook Pro, $2,900 worth of UNC Athletics clothing and financial document worth $3,058 belonging to guard Cameron Johnson.

UNC Police tweeted a photo of a person of interest.

UNC Police @UNCPolice

UNC Police is asking for assistance identifying this person of interest in a break-in to the Smith Ctr, men’s basketball offices, & locker rooms early Fri. morning, March 9 (individual & vehicle photos attached). Those w/ info, please contact Inv. Ross Barbee at (919) 962-0564. https://t.co/8kCVIgNaaA

The incident report suggested that the perpetrator targeted the team's locker room and basketball office. There reportedly were no signs of forced entry.

North Carolina played four games in Brooklyn from March 7 to March 10. The break-in occurred on the morning of March 9, the day of a rubber match with archrival Duke. The Tar Heels knocked off the Blue Devils 74-69 to advance to the conference championship game.

Roy Williams' squad ultimately lost in the conference final to Virginia.

Johnson, a graduate transfer from Pitt, is averaging 12.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

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The police will continue to search for the person of interest as they look to recover the stolen items.

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