INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Police Departments Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects


The Town of Chapel Hill Police has released the following information jointly with UNC Public Safety, and Duke University Police:

Police Departments Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects

Three area law enforcement agencies have responded to multiple reports of armed robberies over the past several days.  The UNC Department of Public Safety received two reports of armed robberies on the UNC Chapel Hill campus at around 11:00 pm on July 22.  Chapel Hill Police Department received two reports of similar armed robberies shortly after midnight on July 24.  Finally, Duke University Campus Police received a report of an armed robbery at around 1:40am on July 24th.

These law enforcement agencies are currently seeking help in identifying the suspects responsible for the robberies.  The suspects are described as black males with a dark complexion each between the ages of 20-25.  In each incident there have been two to four suspects involved, including the person operating the vehicle used to flee the scenes of the crimes.  The vehicle in each incident has been described as a light colored, possibly tan/gold, sedan.

If anyone has information concerning the identity or whereabouts of these individuals, please call 9-1-1.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers ( at 919-942-7515 or Durham Crime Stoppers ( at 919-683-1200.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for updates.  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.