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Chapel Hill police search for robbery suspect

Posted November 5, 2010 6:01 p.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill police are trying to identify a man involved in an armed robbery on Cobblestone Court on Thursday afternoon.

The man approached the victim after the two exited a Chapel Hill Transit bus, police said. The man produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet and iPhone. The robber then fled the area on foot.

Police said the robber is described as a black man, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a medium build and short hair.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.