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Student Reports Being Robbed at Gunpoint on Central Campus

Student Reports Being Robbed at Gunpoint on Central Campus

Robbery occurred in early morning hours

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Durham, NC - A student reported later Sunday morning being robbed at gunpoint on Central Campus in the early morning hours.

The student was attending a party at a Central Campus apartment on Anderson Street. Between 2:30-3 a.m., two males approached and asked to use the student’s cell phone. One of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at the student and left towards Lewis Street with the student’s phone.

The two suspects are described as follows:
  • Suspect One: black male in his late teens or early 20s, standing 5' 10" tall and wearing blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.
  • Suspect Two: black male in his late teens or early 20s, standing about 6' with a slim build and longer hair. He was wearing a white and black baseball cap and grey pants.

If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Duke University Police Department at 684-2444. Future updates will be posted on the Duke Police website as they become available.

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