INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Assault Reported Near Campus
The following information has been shared with the campus by the Chapel Hill Police:
Chapel Hill Police is investigating a report of a larceny and assault which occurred around 2:45 a.m. Friday, June 28, in the general area of Church St. and Lindsay St. The victims, a male and a female, were walking on Church St. when a black four door sedan occupied by four black males pulled next to the victims. One suspect asked to use the female victim’s cell phone, which she provided. When the suspects tried to drive off with the phone, the male victim reached into the suspect vehicle and grabbed the phone but in the process was dragged along the street. He was treated at the scene by EMS for minor injuries.
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 www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.
Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) 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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