Two arrested in armed robbery on UNC Charlotte's campus

Two people have been arrested in connection to a reported armed robbery on UNC Charlotte's campus overnight, police said. 

The incident occurred at 1:42 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 near the loading dock area at Student Union. 

Police said UNCC dispatch received information that two UNC Charlotte students were robbed at gunpoint behind the Student Union near the loading dock area.

The victims described the assailants as three black males wearing dark clothing. After brandishing weapons and demanding property, the suspects jumped into a dark gray Fod Focus and fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

For your safety:  

  • Walk/jog/bike in groups in clear, well-lighted, well-traveled area
  • Avoid using headphones or cell phones, which distract the listener and are popular robbery items
  • Avoid wearing flashy or expensive jewelry; wait until you are inside a safe place/event to put it on
  • On campus after dark, use one of the 300+ "blue light" emergency phones to request an escort or report suspicious activities
  • Ask to have a safety program presented to your campus department/organization, residence hall, class, or other group (large or small)
  • If you are alone, utilize the UNC Charlotte Parking and Transportation Services Safe Ride free evening safety transport service or use the free on-campus CATS shuttle bus. 

Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to please call the UNC Charlotte Police Department at (704) 687-2200 or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. at 911.