TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Seek Information Regarding Armed Robbery on Campus

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Seek Information Regarding Armed Robbery on Campus

UNC Police are seeking help in identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Friday night (July 11) at approximately 11pm in the vicinity of Memorial Hall on campus.

The victims reported to the Department of Public Safety that two armed suspects approached them near Memorial Hall, and demanded their wallets and iPhones. The suspects then shoved the victims to the ground, and ran towards Franklin Street. Both suspects are described as African-American males, around 25-30 years old. One was heavy set, wearing a do-rag, a short sleeve dark shirt. He stands approximately 6’ tall and has scruffy facial hair. The other suspect has a thin build, is wearing a dark shirt and khaki shorts. He stands approximately 6’2” tall, and has thick hair, possibly dread locks or braids.

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 www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) 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.