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Police: Student assaulted, robbed near Old Well on UNC-CH campus

December 6, 2017 GMT

Authorities are investigating after a student was assaulted and robbed on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus on Tuesday night.

UNC police said the female student was walking with a friend along Cameron Avenue, near the Old Well, at about 10 p.m. when she was approached by a man.

The man assaulted the woman and took her purse before fleeing toward Franklin Street, police said.

A 911 call revealed that the woman may have been grabbed around her neck.

The man was described as being black and 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black hat.

Authorities said no weapon was used during the incident.