INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA:Town of Chapel Hill Police Investigate Report of Armed Robbery


Town of Chapel Hill Police Investigate Report of Armed Robbery

On October 30, 2015 at approximately 2:30 am, the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery in Chapel Hill.  A male and female were walking along North Columbia Street (near Isley Street) when they were approached by two male suspects, each with a handgun, and wearing hooded sweatshirts.  The suspects reportedly shoved the victims against a fence, took money and property, and then walked from the scene on foot.

If anyone has information which might aid in the investigation, please call 9-1-1.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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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.