CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Chapel Hill police and UNC-Chapel Hill officials are investigating three armed robberies that happened downtown Friday night.
UNC students were victims in the three incidents which happened within about 20 minutes.
The first armed robbery happened at 8:42 p.m. in the area of West Rosemary Street and Mitchell Lane.
Authorities say a young man and a young woman, approached a small group of women, the female suspect brandished a firearm, and robbed the victims. Both suspects fled on foot.
The second robbery happened minutes later on North Roberson Street.
Authorities say a group of men reported being robbed by a young man and young woman fitting the description of the suspects in the first robbery.
A third robbery happened at 8:59 p.m. at 308 Sunset Drive, according to UNC officials.
The armed robberies remain under investigation and police have identified two persons of interest.
Anyone with information about these crimes or the people responsible is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.