UNC police are searching for a suspect in a reported breaking and entering at the Carolina Inn Saturday night at around 10:00 p.m.
A message from Alert Carolina described the suspect as a black male in his twenties, wearing a UNC baseball cap, dark blue windbreaker, blue jeans and a white t-shirt, last seen carrying a white Carolina Inn laundry bag. The same man is also suspected of trespassing Friday evening in Craige Residence Hall.
If you have any information, contact the UNC Department of Public Safety at 919-962-8100.
The full Alert Carolina message is below:
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety is seeking information about a reported Breaking and Entering that occurred at the at Carolina Inn on May 3rd, around 10:00 pm. The suspect is described as an African-American male, 20-30 years old, wearing a UNC Baseball cap, Dark Blue Windbreaker, Blue Jeans and a White T-shirt. The suspect is believed to be carrying a Carolina Inn Laundry Bag, white in color.
The subect is also suspected of trespassing at Craige Residence Hall in the evening hours of May 2nd. In that instance, the subject tailgated behind a student to gain access to Craige Residence Hall, where he roamed the lobby and asked a student on site for a cab ride. The student went to seek assiatnce from an RA, prompting the subject to leave the Residence Hall.
The subject is still At-Large.
The Alert Carolina website will be updated as soon as more information is available. It could take hours for police to resolve a situation depending upon the circumstances. Meantime, if you are directed by police or University personnel to take specific action (evacuate a building, stay out of a certain part of campus, go to your residence hall and stay there), please comply immediately.
If you see suspicious activity, call 911. But do not call 911 or the Department of Public Safety merely to ask for information about the current incident. Police phone lines need to be kept open for emergency communications. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Department of Public Safety 919-962-8100.