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Duke student robbed at gunpoint

Posted January 25

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— A Duke University student was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning near the campus' iconic chapel.

According to campus police, two people flashed handguns, took some items from the student and left the scene in a red truck or SUV.

The incident happened at about 1 a.m.

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

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  • David Hedricks Jan 26, 2016
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    Wait - this headline can't be right. The Duke campus is a gun-free zone! There can't be guns on the campus so this story must have been reported incorrectly. Oh yeah, criminals don't follow the law. Criminals will have guns despite all the gun-free zones and regulations. Now it makes sense ...

  • Jim Wiseman Jan 26, 2016
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    Thousands of people defend themselves with guns EVERY DAY. Your pontification is meritless.

  • Jim Wiseman Jan 26, 2016
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    I guess he or she should have peed or puked on him- or herself.

  • William Campbell Jan 25, 2016
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    Obviously there were not enough GUN FREE ZONE signs on campus. A few more signs will keep the bad guys away.

  • Dale Xavier Jan 25, 2016
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    Oh you are so CORRECT. It was a father and son who OWNED A GUN SHOP in MS. But they owned the gun shop, and were armed and were KILLED DEAD, right in their own gun shop DUMMY! SO much for a GUN protecting you. DUMMY!

  • Jennifer Apple Jan 25, 2016
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    This story must be faked since the "Gun Free Zone" signs would have obviously stopped anyone from actually using a firearm there to commit a crime.

  • Mark Cline Jan 25, 2016
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    Link to Mississippi shooting story:

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/24/sheriff-gun-shop-shootout-over-25-kills-2-wounds-2.html

    Father and son, McCool, angry with shop owner. Shop owner, and son, tried to defend themselves, were shot by McCools, and sent both McCools to the hosptal.

    Guess the McCools won?

  • Jay Hanig Jan 25, 2016
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    Uh, they would be the ones poking a gun in your face. Most people can pick them right out.

  • Alex Stephens Jan 25, 2016
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    Surely Duke has video cameras to help ID the car, right?

  • Bubba Jim Jan 25, 2016
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    WOW...An armed robbery in a GUN FREE ZONE!!! Say it aint so!!! The nerve of these criminals to violate our safe space...I carry a GUN because a cop is too heavy!!!

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