TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Public Safety Investigating Granville Towers Burglary

Alert Carolina Update:

UNC Police are seeking help identifying a person of interest related to the reported burglary at Granville Towers East early Fri., July 4. Surveillance cameras showed a black male in his late 20’s to early 30’s with a medium build and some facial hair entering the building shortly before 7 a.m. Visit the following links for photos:

PHOTO 1: http://bit.ly/1mg3V7F

PHOTO 2: http://bit.ly/1vGFjpW

The suspect was wearing a baseball cap, a long-sleeved red shirt, blue sweatpants, and dark athletic shoes. He was driving a black Chevy HHR.

7/4/2014, 11:00 a.m.

Burglary Reported On Campus

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Public Safety Investigating Granville Towers Burglary

UNC Police are investigating the report of a burglary at Granville Towers East early Friday morning, July 4.

A female resident reported that sometime after she went to bed at around 2 a.m. Friday morning, someone entered her room. She awoke around 7 a.m. this morning to find her room door open, her pocket book and wallet on the hallway floor outside her room with money missing. No suspect description was available.

This investigation is ongoing. Please refer to alertcarolina.unc.edu for updates. Anyone with information which might aid in the UNC Police investigation or anyone seeing suspicious activity should call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

Students should take extra precautions: make sure to keep room doors locked at all times, don’t allow strangers to “piggy-back” through entrances to residence halls or any campus buildings, and call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of additional safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:


About Alert Carolina Messages: A Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts. 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.

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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. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Department of Public Safety 919-962-8100.
Students and employees can let their families know they are okay in the event of an emergency while keeping cell phone lines open for emergency calls by using the American Red Cross Safe and Well list. The Safe and Well list is especially helpful in communicating with family members who are outside the emergency area: www.redcross.org/safeandwell.

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A range of support services for students is available through the Office of the Dean of Students, deanofstudents.unc.edu.

Counseling Services for students are available at UNC Counseling and Psychological Services, campushealth.unc.edu/caps. For a concern about a coworker, call Employee and Management Relations in Human Resources (hr.unc.edu/employee-management-relations/) or 919-843-3444, or the University’s Employee Assistance Program (services provided by Deer Oaks 24 hours a day), 877-327-7658.

Questions about sexual assault can be directed to Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator, Ew Quimbaya-Winship, 919-843-3878.

For community services, call UNC Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Megan Howard, at 919-966-3230.