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November 1, 2013 - 3:44 am

Timely Warning: Requested Information: Strong Armed Robbery

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported strong armed robbery that occurred in the Arboretum near Cameron Ave. Friday, November, 01 around 1:00 am The victim, a UNC student, described the suspects as four Black males who were last seen running north towards campus. It was reported that the suspects did not have weapons. The suspects were last seen wearing T-shirts and jeans.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Department of Public Safety (919) 962-8100.

The Alert Carolina website will be updated as soon as more information is available. It could take hours for police to resolve a situation depending upon the circumstances. Meantime, if you are directed by police or University personnel to take specific action (evacuate a building, stay out of a certain part of campus, go to your residence hall and stay there), please comply immediately.

If you see suspicious activity, call 911. But do not call 911 or the Department of Public Safety merely to ask for information about the current incident. Police phone lines need to be kept open for emergency communications.

ABOUT THIS EMAIL: Campus-wide email is not an instant source of information as part of the University’s timely warning notification process. Text messages sent to registered cell phone users are the fastest way for the University to notify you. That’s why email messages like this one will always include a timestamp to indicate when the message was sent. The University’s Emergency Notification System is activated using a strategy that is based on redundancy, using multiple methods to communicate. The best, most up-to-date source of information will always be the Alert Carolina website,

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