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UNC police: Man touched student walking to bus stop

Posted November 15, 2018 10:51 a.m. EST
Updated November 15, 2018 10:54 a.m. EST

A woman reported being raped in Chapel Hill early Thursday, in an alley that is a popular shortcut between Franklin Street and the UNC campus.

— Police at UNC Chapel Hill alerted students and staff of a sexual battery incident that occurred Thursday.

According to a post on the Alert Carolina system, the incident occurred around 8 a.m. in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot near 100 Friday Center Drive.

Officials state that a female student was walking from her car to catch a bus at the Friday lot when she was reportedly approached by a man who touched her inappropriately. Police could not locate the suspect .

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s who stands about 5 feet 8 inches and is of medium build. He has a round face and a thin mustache and was wearing light brown pants and a flat-brimmed baseball cap during the incident.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.