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Police in Chapel Hill searching for armed suspect after hotel, grocery store robberies

Posted September 19

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— Officials with the Chapel Hill Police Department are asking the public for assistance as they search for a suspect who was involved in two armed robberies on Monday.

According to police, the suspect robbed La Nueva Guadalupana, located at 405 W. Rosemary Street, at 8:35 p.m. and the Sheraton Hotel located at 1 Europa Drive at 9 p.m. Cash was taken from the hotel, police said, but nothing was taken from the grocery store.

Officials describe the suspect as a black male who stands approximately 6 feet tall.

At the time of the robberies, he was dressed in a black shirt and either black or khaki pants with a small green towel covering his head.

The suspect displayed a compact black handgun at both locations before getting into the passenger side of a small, light-colored sedan.

If anyone has information about these incidents, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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