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November 19, 2012 - 5:34 pm


A female has reported she was the victim of a simple assault by a male near a residence on Bernard Street in Odum Village shortly before 3 p.m. today (Monday, Nov. 19).

The victim told the UNC Department of Public Safety that she was on a porch when a male stranger passed by on foot and asked for a cigarette. The victim declined, an argument ensued, and then the assault occurred, according to UNC police. No weapon was reportedly seen.

The suspect is described as a 5 foot, 10 inches tall, a white male around 20 years of age with dark hair and a slim build. He was wearing a beige T-shirt and jeans. No further information is currently available.

UNC Police are asking anyone with information that may help to identify the suspect 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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