Two Armed Robberies At Rams Plaza This Week

Chapel Hill Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies that took place at Rams Plaza this week.

The first one happened on Monday, October 17, at 7:05 pm at the Better Sleep Store. Two suspects entered the business demanding money; one of them had a handgun and the other had a pair of brass knuckles. They assaulted one employee and stole nearly $1000 in cash, fleeing the scene in a small, dark-colored car. One suspect is described as a tall, skinny white male in a black shirt; the other is a heavy-set black male in a blue sweatshirt.

Then on Thursday, October 20, the Pizza Hut at Rams Plaza was robbed shortly before 10 pm. There were two robbers this time as well, both wearing masks, at least one of them brandishing a handgun; they stole more than 500 dollars.

Suspect descriptions do not match, so police are likely seeking two different pairs of robbers. The suspects in the Better Sleep Store robbery are described as a heavy-set black male and a tall, skinny white male, with a small dark-colored car; the suspects in the Pizza Hut robbery are both described as skinny black males, about 5’10” to 6′ tall, possibly driving a white Ford F-150.

If you have any information, please call Chapel Hill Police at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers online at this link.

Duke Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Duke University Police are investigating an early-morning robbery.

A message sent to the campus community says that a student reported being robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Wannamaker Drive and Chapel Drive around one o’clock Monday morning.

The message says two suspects approached the student and pulled out chrome handguns. The suspects then fled in a red truck or SUV after taking several personal items, according to the report.

Police say no injuries were reported.

Officials are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Duke University Police at (919) 684 – 2444 and to report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

Authorities Seeking Information Regarding Armed Robbery

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information after an armed robbery over the weekend.

Authorities say a 911 call was placed just before 11 o’clock on Friday night reporting an armed robbery at Randy’s Citgo, 2300 Highway 86 South, in Hillsborough.

Photo via Orange County.

Photo via Orange County.

Police say two suspects demanded money from the registers, taking an estimated $210, the store phone and the clerk’s personal phone before fleeing the scene on foot.

Both suspects were wearing black hoodies, blue latex gloves and had their faces covered with a bandana, according to law enforcement.

Surveillance photos show one suspect in red pants, who appears to be a male in his 20s, who is displaying what appears to be a black revolver with a 6-8” barrel.

The other suspect, who was wearing gray pants and carrying a dark blue book bag with white designs on it, appears to be a female in her 20s.

Photo via Orange County.

Photo via Orange County.

Authorities say Hillsborough Police responded and ran a K-9 track from the store and to the parking lot of the Pinewood Montessori School off mill Point where the track ended.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information regarding the armed robbery is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 245-2900.

Chapel Hill Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Chapel Hill Police are investigating an armed robbery, according to an Alert Carolina message sent to the campus community.

Police responded to a reported armed robber around 2:30 in the morning on Friday, October 30th.

A male and a female were walking along North Columbia Street, near Isley Street, when they were approached by two male suspects, according to the message. Each suspect was armed with a handgun and wearing hooded sweatshirts. The suspects reportedly shoved the victims against a fence, took money and property and then walked from the scene on foot.
If anyone has information which might aid in the investigation, please call 911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Alert Carolina Late to Alarm Students of 2 Armed Robberies

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.

Chapel Hill Police Investigate Armed Robbery At Pizza Hut

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.

OC Sheriff’s Office Seeks Armed Robbery Suspect

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.

UNC Under Alert After Robbery

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.

UNC DPS Investigating Sunday Armed 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.

CH Police Investigating 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