Timely Warning: Assault Reported On Campus

Timely Warning: Assault Reported On Campus

The UNC Department of Public Safety is investigating a report of an assault with sexual motives that occurred around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Carroll Hall on the UNC campus. The victim, a female UNC student, was walking from the intersection of Cameron Avenue and South Columbia Street when she noticed she was being followed by an unidentified black male. The suspect is described as an early 20 year old thin black male, with shoulder length dreadlocks, medium complexion, wearing a black, red and white baseball cap with a royal blue “skull cap” underneath. He was also wearing long dark basketball shorts, dark short sleeved T-shirt, with a royal blue “two string” back pack. The victim also reported that the suspect may have been wearing neon in color ear-buds. Upon entering Carroll Hall, the victim stated the suspect came from behind and “forcefully slapped” her on the buttocks. The suspect then fled the building last seen heading north toward South Road.

UNC Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, please call UNC Police Department at 919-843-6165 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 www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

UNC Police also shared this information with the Chapel Hill Police Department.

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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