Carrboro police are still investigating a pair of armed robberies at two apartment complexes last week.
One Carrboro resident was robbed at gunpoint, and another was threatened with a gun in separate incidents on the evening of March 30th.
Now, Captain Chris Atack says Carrboro police are looking for help from the public.
“This certainly rises to a level that is concerning to all,” says Atack. “We are asking anybody who has any information, any tips, any ideas on what parties might be responsible for these activities to please call us or call Crimestoppers.”
According to police reports, an armed suspect forced his way into an apartment at Collins Crossing just after 10:00 p.m.
The suspect, who covered his face and carried a rifle, allegedly shoved the resident of the apartment. Although the victim suffered minor injuries, nothing was reported stolen.
Moments later, at 10:47 pm, a woman reported she was robbed at gunpoint by a man with a rifle in the parking lot of Carolina Apartments, directly behind Collins Crossing.
The gunman reportedly took her wallet, car key, driver’s license and credit card.
Atack says the suspect or suspects didn’t steal much of value, but the presence of a firearm is still cause for concern.
“Especially when you have the potential for violent crime arising from someone with a firearm using it to threaten people, there’s always a greater potential for harm,” says Atack.
The suspect in both robberies is described as a 20-year-old black man. Atack says it’s not yet clear if the two incidents are related.
“With the proximity and the closeness in time and distance, obviously you’d initially believe there’s some sort of connection,” says Atack. “That’s something that we’re looking at, trying to get as much information as we can from witnesses. That is something we are dutifully pursuing.”
If you have any information, call Carrboro Police at 919-918-7397. You can leave an anonymous tip either online or over the phone at Crimestoppers: 919-942-7517.