UNC police seek suspects in overnight robbery

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety is looking for two suspects after an overnight robbery on Friday near Memorial Hall on campus.

A timely warning was sent out to students and was updated about 1:12 a.m. on Saturday. According to the alert, about 11 p.m. Friday two armed men approached the victims and demanded their iPhones and wallets. After that, the suspects shoved the victims on the ground and ran toward Franklin Street.

The suspects are described as both black males, about 25-30 years old. One was heavy set, wearing a do-rag, a short sleeve dark shirt standing about six feet tall with scruffy facial hair. The other suspect has a thin build, was wearing a dark shirt and khaki shorts, standing approximately six feet, two inches tall with thick hair, possibly in dreadlocks or braids.

Anyone with information which might aid in the investigation should call 9-1-1 or call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515.  Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.  You can also leave tips for CrimeStoppers at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.