CHAPEL HILL — Two men were assaulted and one of them was robbed on West Franklin Street, and Chapel Hill police were searching for three men, according to an alert issued to the University of North Carolina campus.
The two victims had talked briefly with three men after the pair left an unidentified business about 2 a.m., the alert said. The trio drove away in a car, but the car pulled along the two men walking on West Franklin Street, and the three men got out and assaulted the other two.
One man had a wallet and cell phone stolen, campus police said in the alert.
Police said the men who were attacked were not UNC students.
Chapel Hill police asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515.
Calls are confidential and anonymous, or anyone can give Crime Stoppers information at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.