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January 21, 2014 - 7:40 pm

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Public Safety Investigating Report of Armed Robbery

UNC Public Safety is investigating the report of an armed robbery of a male UNC student occurring early Sunday (Jan. 19) in the area of downtown Chapel Hill or northern campus. The victim was struck in the face with an object and robbed of a small amount of cash. No description was given of the suspect(s). Police do not believe that this reflects an ongoing threat to campus at this time. UNC Police are asking anyone with information which might aid in their investigation to contact investigators at (919) 962-8176.

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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