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Two men robbed near UNC campus

Posted November 11, 2013

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— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill put students on alert Monday after a strong arm robbery near campus.

In an email to students, faculty and staff, the UNC Department of Safety said two men who are not UNC students were walking west on Franklin Street toward Church Street – near Ackland Art Museum – around 2 a.m. Monday when three men in a silver sedan pulled up to them, got out of the car, assaulted them and took a wallet and cellphone from one of the victims.

No weapons were reportedly seen, campus police said.

The victims reported to Chapel Hill police that they had a brief conversation with the men minutes prior to the robbery while the men were walking in the same direction on Franklin Street.

Descriptions of the three men were vague. They were described as being in their mid-20s, slim and average in height. One of the men, according to Chapel Hill police, had short dreadlocks.

Chapel Hill police are asking that anyone with information about the robbery to call the Chapel Hill police department at 919-968-2760 or Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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  • bji Nov 13, 2013

    No, Pedro is probably just rational and sane. Gun nuts are exactly what it sounds like . . . nuts!

    Half the country is dumber than dirt and you want others to trust them with guns. The Aurora, CO shooting would of had another 20 dead in the crossfire if everyone had guns in that theater. 1 of every 10 incidents would be stopped and the other 9 would have double the casualties. The gun nuts are the same people that rant about politics while being too lazy to do any research but have no problem spreading lies, and again, you want us to trust these ignoramuses with guns?

  • rt71383mag Nov 13, 2013

    So now it's 'near' gun free zones. What's amazing is how obsessed gun nuts are over carrying guns around. Vote for Pedro

    Well Pedro, I bet you would be singing a different tune if you were the victim too.

  • Vote for Pedro Nov 12, 2013

    Isn't it amazing how high crime is in or near gun free zones?
    lopo

    So now it's 'near' gun free zones. What's amazing is how obsessed gun nuts are over carrying guns around.

  • lopo Nov 12, 2013

    Isn't it amazing how high crime is in or near gun free zones?