Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect in a robbery Tuesday on East Franklin Street.
A man entered the Marathon convenience store at 1501 E. Franklin St. shortly before midnight, assaulted the clerk and took money from the cash register, Chapel Hill Police spokesman Lt. Josh Mecimore said. It is unclear if the man left on foot or in a car, he said.
The suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year-old black male with a goatee. He was between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 150 to 160 pounds, Mecimore said. The suspect was last seen wearing a hat with the words “KILLIN’ IT” on the front and a black hoodie bearing the words “Durham Tech.”
Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call Chapel Hill police 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 arrest.