AMBER Alert: 5-year-old found safe; no word on suspect’s whereabouts, Chapel Hill police say
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) — UPDATE: The Chapel Hill Police Department said a missing 5-year-old girl has been found safe. A search continues for the suspect who stole the vehicle she was in.
A Chapel Hill official told ABC11’s Sean Coffey that the girl was found in a location outside the city and that this is now a cross-jurisdiction investigation.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (FOX Carolina) – An Amber Alert has been issued for Arielle Williams, a 5-year-old who went missing in Chapel Hill earlier today.
Arielle Williams and the unknown suspect she may be with(Chapel Hill Police Department)
Officials said Williams was in a vehicle reportedly stolen by an unknown suspect from the Eastgate Shopping Center (1800 East Franklin Street). They added that the car stolen was a dark blue 2003 Dodge Durango with NC license plate TDS 4340. However, the license plate may have been removed. Officers described the suspect as a white man wearing a white t-shirt and a hat with a Hurley symbol.
Williams was last seen wearing a tie-dye shirt, Adidas shoes and blue jeans. Officials described her as around 3 feet 5 inches tall and 45 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or William’s location is asked to call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760.
The Chapel Hill Police Department needs your help locating a five-year-old girl and a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle is a dark blue 2003 Dodge Durango with NC license plate TDS 4340; the license plate may have been removed. The vehicle was stolen from Eastgate Shopping Center (1800 East Franklin Street), and five-year-old Arielle Williams was inside. Arielle is a 3-feet, 6-inch, 45-pound, Black female wearing a tie-dye shirt, blue jeans, and Adidas shoes.
If you see this man or know who or where he is, please call 911.
White male, white t-shirt, seen carrying a plastic shopping bag, and wearing a ball cap with Hurley symbol.
Anyone with information should call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515 or visit