Crime Alert: Armed Robbery Reported in Duke Gardens Visitor Center

Suspect displayed silver handgun and demanded money, no injuries reported

Crime Alert
Two female students report being touched inappropriately along Campus Dr. on Tuesday evening.

On Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m., an armed robbery was reported in the Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens.

The suspect approached an individual and displayed a silver handgun and demanded money. No injuries were reported. The suspect was last seen fleeing the Doris Duke Center.

The suspect is described as a black male about 5 ft. 9 inches to 6 ft. tall with a thin build. He was wearing a pink striped long-sleeve shirt and dark pants. He wore a ski mask and had short dreadlocks.

If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Duke University Police Department at 919-684-2444.

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