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Attempted robbery reported near UNC residence hall

Posted December 11, 2015

— University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials sent a crime alert to students late Thursday after an attempted robbery was reported near Avery Residence Hall.

UNC police were called to the dorm shortly before 11 p.m.

The victim, who was driving in the area to make a food delivery, told police that a male suspect approached them and left the area of foot.

No weapon was seen during the incident. The suspect was described as a man 18 to 25 years old. He was about 6 feet 2 inches tall, had short hair and a goatee and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants.

No other information about the incident has been released.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery should call the the UNC Police Department or the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.


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  • Roy Hinkley Dec 11, 2015
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    I should add...what I quoted is the description supplied by the UNC-CH Police when the incident was announced on Twitter.

  • Roy Hinkley Dec 11, 2015
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    "The suspect was described as a black male, 18 - 25 years old, around 6’ to 6’2” tall, with short hair and a goatee, wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants."

  • Anne Davis Dec 11, 2015
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    Did he have a race? Maybe that information would help with the description of who to look for.