Police in Chapel Hill are seeking assistance in identifying suspects wanted in a robbery and kidnapping that happened Friday night and another attack that occurred Saturday afternoon.
The first incident occurred in the 400 block of West Rosemary Street around 7 p.m. Friday. The second happened at the Kensington Trace Condominiums around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday.
Chapel Hill police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s in the first incident. He is described as being between 5-foot-7 and 5-10 with a thin to medium build. He was wearing a brown coat and blue jeans. He also has a close-cropped beard, police said.
The suspect asked the victim for a ride and once in the vehicle displayed a silver pistol. The suspect forced the victim to drive to an ATM and withdraw money. He then fled on foot leaving the victim unharmed, police said.
In the Saturday attact, the suspect was described as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 Hispanic male in his 20s with long hair and a thin to medium build. He was wearing black shorts, black socks and black sandals.
The suspect designated the area as a meeting spot to sell a cell phone the suspect had listed on Craigslist. When the victim arrived the suspect got into the victim’s vehicle and displayed a black and gray pistol. The suspect took the victim’s wallet then fled on foot leaving the victim unharmed.
Chapel Hill police are currently investigating any potential connection to Friday’s armed robbery and kidnapping to this incident.
Call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515 if you have information about this incident.