A male reported being assaulted and robbed on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The victim told Chapel Hill Police that he was approached by two black males near the Bank of America Plaza. One of the suspects punched the victim and knocked him to the ground. A witness said the suspects then took the victim’s wallet and fled on foot to the Town Parking Deck, where they entered a dark, 4-door vehicle, North Carolina License Plate “BRE-1316.” Two females were also in the vehicle, which left the deck and traveled westbound on Rosemary Street.

The suspects were described as 5-8 or 5-9 tall and young. One of the suspects was wearing a colorful vest. No weapons were seen.

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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