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UNC-Chapel Hill student attacked, robbed near campus

Posted October 26, 2012

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— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Public Safety is warning students about an armed robbery that happened late Thursday near campus.

A student reported to campus police that he was walking along South Columbia Street near N.C. Highway 54 around 11 p.m. when three men in a gray, late-model Dodge Charger with red lettering stopped him for directions.

When the student approached the car, he said, a man in the back seat pulled a handgun and hit him with it. The three then stole the student's cellphone and wallet before driving away from campus.

Police did not provide a detailed description of the men, but are asking that anyone with information that could help identify them to call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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  • balog Oct 29, 2012

    Really nc reader? You think people who committ a robbery should be put to death? My god, you people must want some sort of draconian government that if you brath wronf, you will be killed. Move to the middle east if you want to live like that.

    "There are a lot of people in Chapel Hill who oppose the death penalty, but they are perfectly willing to convict people who need to be convicted."

  • storchheim Oct 26, 2012

    A gray Charger with red "lettering"? Was it gothic, by any chance at all?

  • NC Reader Oct 26, 2012

    lumberman -- There are a lot of people in Chapel Hill who oppose the death penalty, but they are perfectly willing to convict people who need to be convicted.

  • carrboroyouth Oct 26, 2012

    lumberman, that is not true

  • lumberman Oct 26, 2012

    Why bother trying to catch him the good people In Chapel Hill will do nothing about it. They will just turn him loose to prey on others. Because they know those three boys had it rough growing up.

  • carrboroyouth Oct 26, 2012

    The police did release a description, at least to us students:
    "The victim was walking along South Columbia Street near Merritt’s Store and the intersection with NC 54 when he was approached by three black males in a gray, late-model Dodge Charger with red lettering on the side and asked for directions. The victim reported that when he approached the vehicle, a suspect in the rear seat with braided hair brandished a handgun and struck him. "