Suspect tries, fails to rob delivery driver outside UNC dorm

University of North Carolina police said late Thursday that a food-delivery driver reported that a man tried to rob him in front of a campus dormitory.

The driver told officers it happened shortly before 11 p.m. in front of Avery Residence Hall,a four-story brick dormitory at 295 Ridge Road.

The man confronted the driver, but showed no weapon and left on foot, authorities said.

The suspect for whom they were looking was described as black, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, having short hair and a goatee and wearing gray sweatshirt and sweat pants.

Police sent a notice to the university community about the incident, which federal law requires of colleges.