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June 26, 2014 - 5:20 pm

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Seek Information in Break-in Investigation

UNC Police are seeking help in identifying a suspect in the investigation into the report of a room break-in occurring Wednesday morning (June 25) in Old West Residence Hall.

A complainant reported to the Department of Public Safety Wednesday afternoon that a male suspect opened her door and entered her room around 6:15 a.m. asking for a towel. She briefly engaged the suspect in conversation, and he then left. Nothing was taken from the room, and the complainant was unharmed. The suspect was described as an African-American male, around 20-years old, with a medium build and short-cropped hair.

Anyone with information which might aid in the investigation should call 9-1-1 or call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for CrimeStoppers 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.