CHAPEL HILL – Hillsborough police are seeking information about two recent armed robberies committed within three days of each other.

The first incident was reported on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Dollar General on Rebecca Dr., according to police.

Around 8:30 p.m., a man entered the store and after a brief conversation with the clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money. After taking the cash, the man told the store’s employees to go into a back room and then he fled.

The suspect is described as black with a medium build and wearing tan pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket.


On Tuesday, Jan. 21, a breaking and entering/robbery was reported at a house in the 200 block of West Union St.

The resident, who was home at the time, said they heard a noise at the back of the house around 9:30 a.m. The resident confronted a suspect in the yard who then walked off.

The resident returned inside and found an armed man coming out of a back room. Police said the suspect then took a laptop computer and fled.

The suspects did not believe anyone was home at the time of the robbery, according to Hillsborough Police.

Tracking by a K-9 police dog led to a nearby vacant lot, where the suspects are believed to have left a parked car and driven away.

If you have any information about these crimes, please contact Investigator Scott Bilsky at 919-732-9381 Ext. 37, or Sgt. Scott Nicolaysen at 919-732-9381 Ext. 30.