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2 Duke students robbed at gunpoint near school's East Campus

Posted February 21

— Durham police are searching for three suspects in the armed robbery of a pair of Duke students late Monday night.

The robbery on Swift Avenue near Main Street was reported to police around 11 p.m. No injuries were reported, but the suspects stole the victims' cell phones and other personal items.

There are three suspects in the robbery:

–A man who is 6 feet tall and about 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and had a black handgun

–A man who was about 18 to 20 years old and was wearing a Duke University track and field pullover

–A third person was driving an older, dark sedan, which could be a Pontiac

Anyone with information about the robberies should call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Jim Dunn Feb 21, 2017
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    Violent crime occurs are greater rates in the black community. This is shown year after year in national FBI crime statistics but the media and Demorats don't want to talk about it. Instead they bury their heads in the sand and pretend it didn't exist.

    It people are not willing to look at a problem and acknowledge it (the first step in solving a problem), then there is no ability to correct the problem or help others before they end this same way.

    In general, black society has degraded over the last 60 years. Absolutely no improvements from Johnson's "Great Society". Of course we all know, Johnson and the Dims of the 60s were not trying to help the black members of our society.

    The sad thing is that US education standards are drooped across the board as well in the past 60 years. USA use to be at the top in Math and Science. Not any more.

  • George Thomas Feb 21, 2017
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    Are we to assume that both victims were white or it doesn't matter because the perp's are black? oh wait a minute: the Chronicle states two blacks and gave no description of the third individual so am I to assume that he or she was black as well? It's a mute point because no matter the race of the victims; they are still victims. Would it be any different if this crime was committed by 3 white guys; 2 blacks; one white etc? Crime is crime no matter the race of those involved.

  • Mark Hayes Feb 21, 2017
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    WRAL the non news team.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 21, 2017
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    Great time to call and report anyone you want arrested, hmmm?

  • Rick Kissiah Feb 21, 2017
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    From Duke Public safety.
    Durham police are investigating the armed robbery of two students late Monday night. The robbery occurred on Swift Avenue near Main Street and the railroad tracks. There are three suspects described:
    1. Male, black, six feet, 20 to 25 years old, wearing gray hoodie and armed with a black handgun;
    2. Male, black, 18 to 20, wearing Duke Track and Field pullover;
    3. Third subject driving a older model dark sedan, possibly a Pontiac.


    Why can't WRAL provide a complete description of crime suspects? The omissions are almost comical.

  • Jim Dunn Feb 21, 2017
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    As Obama said, these boys could be my sons....

    So sick of the PC bull that won't let liberals in the media provide an accurate description of the suspects.

    Maybe they should change the headline to "stupid spoiled college students get themselves mugged by concerned citizens".

  • Ed Ray Feb 21, 2017
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    Well great description of the perps. Makes it sound like everybody did it. I just want to make sure that you are sure that it was 3 males. Are you sure they were humans, oh wait that sounds like Tom right there let me call and tell the police i think Tom did it because that is who WRAL said did it. Oh wait that sounds like me to