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Crime Alert: Armed Robbery Reported at Duke Gardens

Crime Alert: Armed Robbery Reported at Duke Gardens

No injuries reported

Editor's Note: This message was sent to all Duke students, faculty and staff in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act(also known as the Clery Act), which requires colleges and universities to provide timely notification to members of the university community of certain crimes reported on campus.

Durham, NC - Updated 1:50 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013:

Duke Police have now had the opportunity to interview the victim, who was not injured, and determined that the incident occurred near the Lewis Street entrance to Duke Gardens, not near Anderson Street as initially reported.

Police also have a more detailed description of the suspects:

Suspect 1: dark complexion, about 5'8" tall with a thin build. He is about 17-20 years old and was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a hat or rag on his head. He carried a silver handgun.

Supect 2: medium complexion, about 5'11" tall with a medium build. He is described as being about 17-20 years old and was wearing black pants and a black shirt.

If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Duke University Police Department at (919) 684-2444. Report suspicious activity to 9-1-1.

Updated 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013:

An armed robbery was reported at 12:55 p.m. at Duke Gardens near Anderson Street.

There are two suspects, one reportedly standing about 5'11" tall with a large build, the other standing about 5'6" tall with a thin build. One suspect had a knife, and the other had a handgun. They were last seen heading from the Lewis Street area of Duke Gardens north toward Erwin Road. 

This is the second armed robbery incident in or near Duke Gardens recently. A similar incident occurred during the afternoon on Monday, July 15. Police received today a sketch of the suspects from the July 15 incident. At this time, a link has not been established between the two incidents.

If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Duke University Police Department at (919) 684-2444. Report suspicious activity to 9-1-1.

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Article link and update should read July 25,2013 (not July 26th).

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