North Carolina basketball locker room robbed during ACC tournament

While North Carolina was in New York City for the ACC tournament, its arena was burglarized.

Campus police released images of a person of interest in the robbery, which happened March 9 — the day the Tar Heels knocked off rival Duke at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to advance to the ACC tournament final.

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According to The News & Observer, thousands of dollars of electronics and clothing were stolen from the team’s locker room and basketball office at the Dean E. Smith Center. Senior guard Cameron Johnson was specifically listed as a victim.

An incident report indicated the UNC locker room and the men’s basketball office were targeted. Investigators said there was no forced entry suspected to gain entry into the Smith Center. Basketball player Cameron Johnson was listed as one of the victims.

The thief got away with a PlayStation 4, an XBox One and 11 articles of clothing all worth $2,900 belonging to UNC Athletics, a financial document worth $3,058 belonging to Johnson and a MacBook Pro worth $1,200 belonging to another victim.

The night after the robbery, UNC lost to Virginia 71-63 in the ACC tournament final. The Tar Heels are a two seed in the NCAA tournament and knocked off No. 15 seed Lipscomb 84-66 on Friday. Next is a matchup with No. 7 seed Texas A&M on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. ET.

North Carolina players celebrate on the bench late during the second half of a first-round game against Lipscomb in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
North Carolina players celebrate on the bench late during the second half of a first-round game against Lipscomb in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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