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November 11, 2013 - 3:45 pm

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Strong Arm Robbery Near Campus

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

Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of a strong arm robbery occurring around 2:00 a.m. Monday (Nov. 11) on Franklin Street. As they left a Franklin Street establishment and walked westbound, two males, both non-UNC students, met and conversed briefly with three black males walking in the same direction who drove off in a silver sedan. Shortly thereafter, the same silver sedan pulled up next to them along Franklin Street near the Church Street intersection. Three males exited the vehicle and assaulted the victims, taking a wallet and cellphone from one victim. No weapons were reportedly seen.

The assailants were described as being slim, in their mid-twenties, and of average height; one suspect had short dreadlocks.

Chapel Hill Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to 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 the investigation into this incident. Call 9-1-1 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:

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. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.

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