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Duke student reports armed robbery

Posted September 23, 2009

— A Duke student reported a robbery to campus police Tuesday.

The student was walking along Campus Drive near the East Campus Steam Plant when a car pulled up to the curb. The passenger, described by the student as a bald black man in his 30s wearing dark clothing, showed a gun and demanded the student's bag. The student turned over the bag and the car drove away, according to police.

The student was not harmed.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Duke University Police Department at 919-684-2444.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 24, 2009

    When I was in my late teens, I was out with a girlfriend and our sisters. As we pulled up in front of the girlfriend's house, a car with three boys pulled up behind us. I realized I wouldn't get in the house before trouble started. I told the girls to go inside. A brief fight broke out before the girlfriend's dad came out with an old broken axe handle and ran them off. It all happened so quick. And we were somewhat flustered in the incident. The officer, that responded to the incident, told us we should have done some damage to their vehicle before it left, as in use the axe handle to break out a light or window. He said since we didn't get the license plate, it would have made the car easier to identify. Then again, if we had been thinking that clearly, we would have gotten the license plate. Its hard to think clearly when these incidents happen.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Sep 24, 2009

    Hope it was filled with nothing but books. These ignorant, fake thugs make me sick. Get out and get a job! Go back to school. Make something of yourself.

  • Spooner Sep 24, 2009

    All students need to carry guns at all times to prevent thugs like this from just taking what he pleases. Would have been a different story had the student had a BBG.

  • meh2 Sep 23, 2009

    Just spreadin' the wealth around.