ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Attempted Kidnapping near Campus

Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of the attempted kidnapping of a female UNC student just after 11 p.m. Friday evening, November 6 in Chapel Hill, just west of the UNC Campus.  

The victim reported that she was walking near the intersection of Kenan Street and West Cameron Avenue when she was approached by a heavyset black male, aged mid-20’s to mid-30’s, in a white 2000 Mitsubishi Galant with the North Carolina license place “DHZ 5086.”  The suspect, armed with a silver handgun, tried to force the victim into the vehicle, but the victim was able to escape uninjured when bystanders approached and intervened.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in investigations into this incident.  UNC Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the UNC Police Department at 9-1-1 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.

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