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Salisbury Neighborhood Increases Security Following Recent Crimes

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A security firm patrolling Cedar Crossing in Salisbury (Photo: Bill Mich) A security firm patrolling Cedar Crossing in Salisbury (Photo: Bill Mich)

SALISBURY, Md. - One Salisbury neighborhood, close to Salisbury University, is increasing security measures following a handful of crimes this month.

WBOC spoke with a Salisbury University student, who wished to remain anonymous, about his encounter with a group of people he found inside his home in the Cedar Crossing neighborhood off Onley Road.

"I'm walking towards the back door and I see four or five African American males and they look at me like deer in the headlights and then they start running out the door," the student said. 

The student continued by saying he walked over to the window to close it because he realized it was left open.

"As soon as the blinds were down, someone kicks in the window and at that point, I got pretty startled and the next thing I know, there's a gun through the crevasse of the window and the guy tells me to open the door in a pretty violent manner."

Salisbury police said that in the past few weeks there has been a robbery and burglary in the neighborhood.  Also, a representative from Fairfax Properties, which manages Cedar Crossing, said smaller incidents have also been reported including stolen bikes.

In response, Fairfax Properties has installed a portable light tower for the evening hours in the neighborhood and a 24-hour security firm now patrols the small community.

Many students WBOC spoke with say the new security measures give them some added piece of mind, including for the student who had the close encounter.

"If they're going to be under the spotlight, literally, they're not going to come back.  Knock on wood."

Salisbury police met with students in Cedar Crossing on both Tuesday and Wednesday to offer tips and suggestions for keeping themselves safe and to keep themselves from becoming a target for thieves.

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