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September 9, 2013 - 4:59 pm

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Police Seeking Information, Identity of Suspects in Student Store Larcenies

UNC Public Safety is looking for assistance in related investigations into a larceny on April 4, 2013 and an attempted larceny on August 30 of textbooks from the Daniels Student Stores on campus. Up to three suspects have reportedly stolen textbooks and then approached UNC students on campus and asked them to return the stolen books and give them the reimbursed money. Students approached in this manner should report the incident immediately to UNC Police by calling 9-1-1.

The suspects have been seen on campus driving a van or light-colored SUV with a Florida license. One person of interest has been described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build. Student Stores surveillance cameras have yielded photos of suspects which can be viewed at the following link:

UNC Public Safety is asking anyone with information which may aid in these investigations to please call UNC Police Investigator Matt Dodson at (919) 962-8176 or email him at “” or call the Chapel Hill Police 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 CrimeStoppers online at

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus.

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