Alert Carolina Informational Message: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Sexual Assault

UPDATE: Informational Message: Chapel Hill Police Continue Sexual Assault Investigation

The Town of Chapel Hill Police Department has issued the following information:

“Chapel Hill Police is asking for help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault that occurred around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

The reported assault took place in the parking deck of the Shortbread Lofts at 333 W. Rosemary Street. The suspect was described as a black male wearing dark clothing and standing approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall.

Officers, including the K-9 unit, immediately began canvassing the area in the attempts to locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about the incident or can identify the suspect, please call the Chapel Hill Police Department between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 919-968-2760. At any time of day, you can call either 911 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest.”

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About Informational Messages: Informational Messages are one of three tiers of communication under the University’s emergency communications plan and are sent to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. The University sends Crime Alerts if there is a continuing danger and notification will not compromise a law enforcement investigation. An Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency.