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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.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/unc-dps-investigating-sunday-armed-robbery/

Two Grimes Hall Residents Robbed

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 www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/two-grimes-hall-residents-robbed/

Chapel Hill Police Search For Gas Station Robber

CHAPEL HILL- Chapel Hill Police need your help identifying a man who robbed the Family Fare BP at 1201 Raleigh Road on Monday afternoon.

Investigators say a man entered the business just before 2 o’clock, brandished a knife at an employee, demanded money and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-forties with black hair, brown eyes, and a thin goatee.

If you have any information, call Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and you may be eligible for up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. You can also submit tips online at http://www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org/.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chapel-hill-police-search-gas-station-robber/

Securing Your Home During The Holidays

CHAPEL HILL - The Chapel Hill Police Department is stepping up patrol over the holiday season and warning homeowners and renters to make sure your possessions are secure.

Public Information Sgt. Bryan Walker says it’s even more important now to make sure all doors and windows are locked. And, he says having alarms and signs in the yard can be a major deterrent.

“Alarm systems, even if they aren’t connected to a central alarm company, can deter theft or can deter someone from breaking into your house, they don’t necessarily prevent it, but just seeing the alarm sign in front of the house, some criminals will move on” Walker states.

Toward the end of the holiday season as you take out your trash and recycling, Sgt. Walker says you should be cautious about advertising what new items you have.

“A bad guy can ride by your house, or walk by your house, and see the empty cardboard boxes that you’ve left out in recycling and know the types of items that you have just gotten for Christmas and that are sitting there in your house waiting to be stolen” Walker states.

Some of the ways to hide what new items are in the house are to turn the cardboard boxes inside out or take them to a recycling drop-off.

For more information on ways to keep your home safe in the Holiday Season click here.

http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/staying-safe-holidays-homes-students/

Strong-Armed Robbery Friday Morning In Arboretum

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Department of Public Safety (DPS) needs your help finding the suspects of a strong-armed robbery that took place early Friday morning.

A UNC student reported four black males in tee-shirts and jeans as the suspects. The incident reportedly occurred in the Arboretum near Cameron Avenue around 1:00 a.m. Friday.

UNC DPS is asking anyone with information about this incident 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 www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/strong-armed-robbery-friday-morning-in-arboretum/

CHPD Searching For Early Sunday AM Robbery Suspect

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill Police need your help to find the suspect in an armed robbery at the Wilco-Hess near Harrington Bank on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. early Sunday morning.

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Police report a suspect wearing a pink hoodie with “PEACE” in large letters above “College” in smaller letters forced the store clerk to surrender the money by pointing a small silver revolver at the clerk.

The suspect was described as a black male from 5’11″ to 6’1″ tall, medium build, medium complexion, clean shaven, wearing dark pants, and a white baseball cap with a silver sticker on the bill.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest could receive a cash reward up to $2,000. If you have information, call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. You can also leave tips online at crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chpd-searching-for-early-sunday-am-robbery-suspect/