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Armed robbery reported on Duke campus

Posted August 25, 2013

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— A person was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night between the Perkins and Bostock libraries at Duke University in Durham, university police said.

The robber was wearing a red bandanna over his face and carrying a silver handgun. He was last seen running toward Science Drive around 10 p.m.

It wasn't clear whether the victim was a Duke student.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call university police at 919-684-2444.

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  • Titus Pullo Aug 29, 2013

    Old news.

  • friendlyman Aug 28, 2013

    its a good thing that college campuses are "gun free zones" so that the bad guys will leave their guns at home while robbing people...oh wait...once again we see what happens when the Bill of Rights is ignored

  • dougbogard Aug 27, 2013

    WRAL It is your job to give an accurate and fair description of the assailant. Skin color would be the most appropriate way to describe an individual. I live near the university, I have never seen a person with red bandanna skin and silver hands. An accurate description could be useful NEWS! It could even save someones life.

  • Euro American Aug 26, 2013

    @678devlish: And if the "Undercover Police" are forced to shoot someone, oh what another mess that will be.....

  • 678devilish Aug 26, 2013

    More under-cover police is needed on these college campuses to make it a lot more safer for these students who do attend the college.

  • Euro American Aug 26, 2013

    When I was a kid in the 60s, armed robbery and violent crimes were really rare, and no one needed to carry guns to protect themselves. How has Durham has become so very "uncivilized and unsafe"? WRAL can not even describe the robber for fear of NOT being politically correct? Lots of law abiding old folks like me are being forced to get guns and concealed carry permits. This is the real world, and it's getting more uncivilized each day.

  • Common_Sensey Aug 26, 2013

    "You can describe the handgun but not the perp ?"

    Other news sources describe the perp...black male, 5-9, red bandanna, silver hand gun. Not sure why WRAL didn't list that?

  • Common_Sensey Aug 26, 2013

    "Any nation where the average citizen isn't allowed guns, is at the mercy of the police/government/criminals." Your comment is very true, well put. "

    Thanks, I appreciate it. People like to point to countries like Sweden and Norway, where guns are outlawed and crime is very low. But does anyone know the ethnic makeup and education/pay level of those countries? Of course they're going to have low crime rates. Any other country with a great variety of people, education levels, and "class" levels is going to have a big criminal element. Therefore, the citizens NEED to be armed.

  • trafalgerfountain Aug 26, 2013

    You can describe the handgun but not the perp ?

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 26, 2013

    "Any nation where the average citizen isn't allowed guns, is at the mercy of the police/government/criminals." Your comment is very true, well put.

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