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 Assistance in Bank Robbery
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The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in the apprehension of a suspect involved in a robbery at the PNC Bank at 101 East Rosemary St. around 4 p.m. Friday.
The suspect is a 5-foot-10-inch black male in his 30s described as having a close-cropped or shaved hair and beard and a thin build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, glasses, a red baseball cap turned inside out and brown work boots.
Witnesses said he left the side exit of the bank on foot and may have entered a dark grey newer model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a Texas license plate. The vehicle was last seen headed north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
If you see the vehicle or person matching this description, do not attempt to approach; please call 911 immediately.
If anyone has information about this incident, you may also 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.