The Town of Chapel Hill Police is investigation the report of an assault on Rosemary Street reported shortly after 2 a.m. Fri., Sept. 21. Two Hispanic males were walking westbound when they were approached by three white males near the BB&T Bank at 143 E. Rosemary Street. The suspects, all wearing jeans and polo shirts (one blue), said something indiscernible and then assaulted both the two victims, striking them and knocking them to the ground. The suspects fled on foot eastward toward Henderson Street. No further information is currently available.

UNC Police are asking anyone with information that may help to identify the suspect(s) to call 911 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

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