CHAPEL HILL – Imagine walking in on a robbery in progress or returning home to find your possessions stolen.

That’s what happened at the UNC Grimes Residence Hall Wednesday at around 1:15 p.m.

Alert Carolina and the UNC Department of Public Safety are asking for your help in providing information about the breaking and entering which resulted in the theft of two wallets. A suspect was reportedly seen as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.  He was seen wearing a black, down-fill styled coat, black pants, and a plain, black baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UNC Police Department at 919-962-8100 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous.

You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at