A visiting medical student reported being robbed at gunpoint Sunday night shortly after 10 p.m. just off of Duke's West Campus.
The incident occurred on Douglas St., which is north of Erwin Road near Research Drive. The victim, who was not injuried, said that two males approached him and one brandished a gun. After robbing the victim, the suspects then fled on foot in the opposite direction of campus.
One suspect was described as a black male in his 20s with hair braids. He was was wearning a blue shirt and light shorts. The second suspect was described as a juvenile, but no other details were available.
Because the case occured off campus, the Durham Police Department is handling the investigation.
"While this crime did not occur on campus, we felt it was important to notify the Duke community as a safety precaution," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration. "We are thankful no one was injuried, and we encourage anyone with information that might help in the investigation to contact Durham Police."
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Durham Police at (919) 560-4427 or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers may remain anonymous.