INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Reported Assault


Town of Chapel Hill Police Investigating Reported Assault on North Street

Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of an assault on a female occurring shortly after 2 a.m. on North Street. The victim, a UNC student, was walking along the western end of North Street (nearest Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), when she was approached and attacked from behind by a male suspect.  The female fought back, and the suspect fled.  Police searched the scene but did not find the suspect, who was described as a black male wearing dark clothes, a flat-bill cap, and a letterman-style jacket. No weapon was reported. 

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 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.