Carrboro police seek drive-by squirrel hunters

From staff reportsApril 9, 2014 

— Police asked the public for help Wednesday to find men suspected of drive-by hunting in the Carrboro town limits.

The men are suspected of hunting squirrels, Capt. Chris Atack said in a news release. They have been reported as being armed with a rifle, although Atack said police don’t know if that’s an air rifle or a firearm.

Two different cars may be involved – a green Honda sedan and a silver Acura RSX, he said. Incidents have been reported in the area of North Greensboro Street and Westbrook Drive, he said.

Anyone with information should call 911, he said. It is illegal to hunt or discharge a firearm or air gun in the town of Carrboro. Atack said the men also are breaking the state’s hunting laws.

“We are concerned primarily for the safety of the public in this situation, as it is inherently dangerous for projectiles, whether bullets or pellets, to be fired near people and residences,” Atack said.

If you have other information about the case, Carrboro police ask you to call Investigator Coyle at 919-918-7415 or CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515.

Calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous. Online tips can be submitted to CrimeStoppers at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

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