News by Topic

Click on a topic below to see the latest headline

Customize "My Headlines" by Topic

Choose the topics of most interest to you to follow under "My Headlines".


Sign up for newsletters, news feeds, social media and other news sources.

Resources for News Media

Are you a reporter working on a story? Here's where you find help from Duke.

Police Investigating Off-Campus Robbery

Police Investigating Off-Campus Robbery

No one injured in incident at BP Family Fare at West Main and Ninth streets

print |

Durham, NC - Police continue to search for a suspect involved in a robbery Wednesday of a BP Family Fare gas station at the corner of West Main and Ninth streets.

The robbery was reported at 1:42 a.m. after a man entered the business, pointed a gun at the clerk and took cash from the register before fleeing in a black SUV, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. No one was injured.

Duke University Chief of Police John Dailey said Duke and Durham police units began searching the area for the SUV, and Durham officers found the vehicle - abandoned and disabled - at Campus Drive and Anderson Street.

Police officers from Duke and Durham searched the area Wednesday morning, and a police dog tracked the suspect moving away from campus toward Duke University Road.

The suspect is described as a black male who is in his 40s. He has a beard and was wearing all black.

Due to the proximity to campus, Duke notified students and employees about the incident with a DukeALERT email and text.

While the crime is being investigated by the Durham Police Department, Duke police ask students and employees to report suspicious activity on campus by calling (919) 684-2444.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

We encourage Duke faculty, staff and students to share ideas, collaborate and discuss issues on Duke Today. To post a comment, you must log-in with your Duke NetID and password. Any comments or materials that are inappropriate, disrespectful or violate Duke policies will be deleted. These may include statements or materials that:

  • promote commercial enterprises;
  • sell, or solicit offers to sell, goods or services for personal gain;
  • promote a political candidate or political party; or
  • violate policies regarding personal, proprietary or protected health information.

For more information, visit our guidelines for posting content.


You are not logged in. Please log in to leave a comment. Comments are restricted to faculty, staff, and students.

More Information

Contact: Duke University Police
Phone: (919) 684-2444

© 2016 Office of Communication Services
705 Broad Street, Box 90496, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-4533; FAX: (919) 681-7926

More Information

Contact: Duke University Police
Phone: (919) 684-2444

Submit A Story Idea

We value your suggestions and feedback. Got an idea for a story, video or photo you would like to see in Duke Today?

Submit a Story Idea