TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Police Urge Caution in Wake of Series of Scooter Thefts


Police Urge Caution in Wake of Series of Scooter Thefts, Attempted Thefts

UNC Public Safety is urging the campus community to be cautious in the wake of three larcenies and two attempted larcenies of scooters on campus occurring since the beginning of UNC’s spring break period.  UNC Public Safety is currently investigating the thefts and is not ruling out the possibility that the incidents are related.  One person of interest in the investigations was described to officers as a black male, 6’3”, around 240 pounds, and wearing baggy clothes.

Anyone with information which might aid detectives with their investigations should call the Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 966-2120.  Also, students and employees are encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately if they see any suspicious activity around bike racks or scooter parking areas.  Scooter owners are required to park their scooters in parking areas designated specifically for their vehicles and to register their scooters with UNC Transportation & Parking (registration aids in the recovery of lost or stolen vehicles).

Continue to monitor the Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) for any updates.

ABOUT THIS EMAIL:  Campus-wide email is not an instant source of information as part of the University’s timely warning notification process. Text messages sent to registered cell phone users are the fastest way for the University to notify you. That’s why email messages like this one will always include a timestamp to indicate when the message was sent. The University’s Emergency Notification System is activated using a strategy that is based on redundancy, using multiple methods to communicate. The best, most up-to-date source of information will always be the Alert Carolina website, https://alertcarolina.unc.edu//.

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