CRIME ALERT FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Investigating Report of Sexual Battery

November 15, 2018 - 9:50 am

Sexual Battery Reported in Friday Center Park & Ride Lot

UNC Police are investigating the report of a sexual battery occurring this morning shortly before 8 a.m. (Thur., Nov. 15) in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot, off NC 54.

A female UNC student was walking from her car through the parking area to catch a bus and reportedly was approached by a male suspect who touched her inappropriately then left the scene. UNC Police searched the area, but did not locate the individual. The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-20’s, about 5-8 in height, with a medium build, a round face and a thin moustache. He was wearing light brown pants and a flat-brimmed baseball cap. No weapons were reportedly seen.

This investigation is ongoing. Please refer to alertcarolina.unc.edu for updates. Anyone with information which might aid in the UNC Police investigation or anyone seeing suspicious activity should call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

Call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of additional safety tips, see the following link: safe.unc.edu


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Alert Carolina, a safety and awareness initiative launched in 2008, plays an instrumental role in supporting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s overall efforts to communicate about an emergency or a situation affecting the safety and health of the campus community.

In an emergency or dangerous situation, the University will post safety-related announcements at this website, along with updates, information and other resources.

Remember that it may take time for authorities to investigate the situation, verify the facts and provide the campus with instructions or updates. Do not call 911 or UNC Police Department for general information. The Alert Carolina website will provide new details as quickly as possible.