UNC Under Alert After Robbery

By Wilson Borntrager Posted July 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

UNC Police report that the campus is currently operating under an alert condition. Police are seeking help in identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Friday, July 11, at approximately 11 p.m. in the vicinity of Memorial Hall on campus.

The victims reported to the Department of Public Safety that two armed suspects approached them near Memorial Hall, and demanded their wallets and iPhones. The suspects then shoved the victims to the ground, and ran towards Franklin Street.

The suspects are both described as African-American males, around 25 to 30 years old. One was heavy set, wearing a do-rag, and a dark short sleeve shirt. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and has scruffy facial hair. The other suspect has a thin build, is wearing a dark shirt, and khaki shorts. He stands approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, and has thick hair, possibly dread locks or braids.

Anyone with information which might aid in the investigation should call 9-1-1 or call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515.

WCHL will provide updates as they develop.

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