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May 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm


The following information has been shared with the campus by the Chapel Hill Police:

Chapel Hill Police is investigating a series of assaults occurring this past weekend on Franklin Street.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, a man was reportedly assaulted by four males (one white male; three black males, all in tee-shirts) in the area of the Carolina Coffee Shop on Franklin Street. Chapel Hill Police have arrested one suspect in that incident and are continuing the investigation. A woman also reported Saturday morning that, when leaving the Pita Pit at 115 East Franklin Street at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, she had been shoved / knocked to the ground by three black males. No weapons were seen in either incident.

In a third incident, three black males and one white male reportedly approached and assaulted a male victim near Gumby’s Pizza on West Franklin Street at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The suspects were described as being in their late teens or early twenties. No weapons were seen.

Chapel Hill Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents, 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

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in investigations into this incidents. Call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

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