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Duke police search for robber wearing Halloween mask

Posted June 23, 2009

— Duke University police were investigating a robbery Monday night at the intersection of Anderson Street and Yearby Avenue.

A man wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a small knife approached two people and demanded money around 8:30 p.m., according to police.

The man was last seen fleeing into Duke Gardens. He is 6 feet tall and weighs between 170-180 pounds, police said. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a Halloween mask, a black T-shirt and baggy jeans.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Duke University Police Department at 684-2444. SafeRides are available to members of the Duke community by calling 684-SAFE (7233).


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  • Autofreak1986 Jun 23, 2009

    Hmmm...haven't we seen this before? 4 years ago in the Capital City someone robbed banks and drugstores with a skeleton mask. I immediately thought of this when I read this news story.

  • Commentor5 Jun 23, 2009

    Headline: "Duke police search for robber wearing Halloween mask"

    Hmmmmmm - most likely he's not wearing it anymore. Maybe a strategy change is in order for the DPD?