Police investigate armed robbery near UNC campus

Chapel Hill police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Friday morning near UNC's campus.

Police said it happened around 2:30 a.m. on North Columbia Street near Isley Street.


A man and a woman were walking along the road when they were approached by two male suspects, police said. The suspects reportedly each had a handgun and were wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Authorities said the suspects shoved the victims against a fence, took money and property, and then walked away.

UNC sent an Alert Carolina message to students, faculty, and staff alerting them to the crime.

If anyone has information which might aid in the investigation, please call 911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers 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.

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