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You know a guy with green sneakers? It might help UNC police solve a robbery.

UNC campus police are seeking information about the man in the photo, who is a person of interest in a strong arm robbery that occurred Dec. 5 near the Old Well.
UNC campus police are seeking information about the man in the photo, who is a person of interest in a strong arm robbery that occurred Dec. 5 near the Old Well.

Green shoes may be the key to helping UNC police solve a strong-arm robbery that happened on campus Dec. 5.

UNC police released the security cam photo of the male person of interest Wednesday. In the initial report, he was wearing a black zip-up jacket, blue jeans, and a black hat. The photo shows him without a hat but he is wearing a pair of distinctively green sneakers.

The robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. Dec. 5, according to a report from Alert Carolina.

A female UNC student was walking with a friend along Cameron Avenue near the Old Well when she was approached by the black male suspect. He was described as about 5-foot-10 in height with a slim build. The suspect assaulted the victim and took her purse, then fled in the direction of Franklin Street. No weapon was reported.

Anyone with information that may help to identify this person of interest in the ongoing investigation fo this incident is urged to call UNC police at (919) 962-0564.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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