Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Chapel Hill Police Seek Information in Armed Robbery at Speedway Gas Station
The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in the apprehension of three suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday evening at the Speedway Gas Station at 1213 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (south of Homestead Road).
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The suspects were described as three black males, approximately 6 feet tall, dressed in dark clothing and wearing bandanas over their faces. One suspect was seen wearing a football-style jersey with the number 77 on the front and back; one suspect was wearing a black shirt; and one suspect had a blue jump suit with black or brown work-style boots. A handgun was displayed by one of the suspects in the robbery; the other two suspects did not display weapons.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 10:27 p.m. Monday. Two store clerks were assaulted and forced to empty the cash register, which had approximately $700 inside. The suspects reportedly fled on foot toward the back of the store.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers 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. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org.