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April 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm


Chapel Hill Police is investigating the belated report of a strong-arm robbery which occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, in a parking lot near off West Rosemary Street near South Columbia Street. The victim, who was not affiliated with UNC, was approached by two black males who shoved him against a car and demanded his watch and cash. The suspects then fled the scene on foot heading west. No weapons were reportedly seen.
The two suspects were described as around six feet tall with average builds; one was wearing a doo-rag.

Chapel Hill Police reported Monday morning that they are asking anyone with information about this incident, please call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at

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