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Another UNC student robbed at gunpoint, sirens not sounded

But unlike last Friday’s armed robbery, Wednesday morning’s event did not prompt an emergency siren.

Last Friday’s armed robbery took place near Ehringhaus Residence Hall, according to AlertCarolina, while this week’s was at the intersection of Henderson Street and North Street.

UNC spokesperson Randy Young said the siren was not sounded because the two reported suspects Wednesday morning left in their car going away from the campus area.

“It was not an ongoing imminent threat to the Chapel Hill community,” he said.

The AlertCarolina for Wednesday morning’s armed robbery was not sent to students until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 14 hours after it occurred.

Friday’s armed robbery occurred near the same time. An AlertCarolina email and text was sent before 1 a.m. that Friday and the emergency sirens instructing people an armed person was on campus went off even earlier, around 12:50 a.m.

This is the third robbery AlertCarolina has notified students, faculty and staff about in April. On April 10, a robbery was reported around 5 p.m. at the intersection of South Colombia Street and West Cameron Street. An alert was sent out about half an hour after this robbery happened.


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