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ETSU student held at gunpoint while fraternity house burglarized

May 17th, 2013 9:35 am by Staff Report

ETSU student held at gunpoint while fraternity house burglarized

An East Tennessee State University student was held at gunpoint while his fraternity house in the Tree Streets was burglarized early Wednesday morning, according to a police report.

Johnson City police said in a report that a man identified as Lucas Petr, 19, had just returned home around 3 a.m. Wednesday to 719 W. Maple St., which is the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, when he heard a noise in a downstairs room.

He called out and a black man with dreadlocks who was wearing a red shirt appeared and pointed a handgun at him, according to the report.

The man ordered the student to lie down on the floor while two other men, also described as black, with bandanas covering their faces left through the front door with property from the house.

Nearly $1,100 in items were reported stolen from the house, including a television/DVD player combo, cash, a computer and a Ruger rifle.

Two snowboards were also taken but dropped by the robbers as they were leaving.

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