UNC Police are investigating reports of two armed robberies on the Carolina campus last night.
An Alert Carolina message says that the robberies occurred near Aycock Hall and Raleigh Road just before 11 o’clock last night. Police are searching for two suspects, one estimated 6′ tall and the other approximately 5’10”.
In the first robbery, the suspects reportedly brandished a handgun and demanded the male victim’s wallet.
A female victim was approached shortly after the first robbery by the same two suspects who were in a white four-door sedan.
The Alert Carolina message told students to: Go inside immediately; Close windows and doors; Stay until further notice; and Follow directions from emergency responders or University officials.
While the Alert Carolina message reports the robberies occurred just before 11 o’clock, the message wasn’t sent out through the system until 11:35. The “All Clear” message was sent out at 11:50.
UNC officials say the system failed and a full review will be launched immediately to ensure this breakdown in communication does not happen again.
The university apologized for the system’s failure.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call 911 or contact the UNC Department of Public Safety.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/alert-carolina-late-to-alarm-students-of-2-armed-robberies/
Chapel Hill Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Pizza Hut at 109 S. Estes Dr. just after midnight on Sunday.
According to the police report, a suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money while holding an employee at gunpoint.
$625 dollars in cash was reported stolen in the robbery.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chapel-hill-police-investigate-armed-robbery-pizza-hut/
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about an armed robbery that took place Tuesday morning just outside Hillsborough on Old NC 86.
Shortly after 11 a.m., someone held a husband and wife at gunpoint in their home and robbed them of money and personal belongings. Deputies say this does not appear to be a random crime.
If you have any information to share, please call Investigator Upchurch at 919-644-3050.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/oc-sheriffs-office-seeks-armed-robbery-suspect/
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.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/unc-alert-robbery/
CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Department of Public Safety is in search of a suspect or suspects who robbed a male UNC student of a small amount of cash near campus Sunday.
The student told police he was struck in the face with an unknown object. He was in the area of downtown Chapel Hill or northern campus. He wasn’t able to provide a description or number of suspects, but UNC DPS says an ongoing threat to campus is not suspected in connection with this case.
UNC Police are asking anyone with information which might aid in the investigation to contact investigators at 919-962-8176. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/unc-dps-investigating-sunday-armed-robbery/
CHAPEL HILL – If you know information about a robbery Saturday night near Pantana Bob’s on West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill Police want your help.
Officials are investigating a reported armed robbery near campus of a non-UNC student who described the suspects as three Hispanic males. The incident took place at around 11:00 0p.m. Saturday. The victim said the men were last seen running westbound on Rosemary Street toward the Key Food Mart across the street from Breadmen’s Restaurant. Two of the suspects were wearing black shirts, one was wearing a pink shirt and had gold teeth, and one had a tattoo on his face.
Chapel Hill Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/ch-police-investigating-armed-robbery/