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Durham police probe armed robbery

Posted April 9, 2013
Updated April 10, 2013

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— Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night at an apartment complex off U.S. Highway 70 in Durham.

Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Wednesday that a man reported being robbed in the parking lot of Lynnhaven Apartments on Lynn Road by a man who flagged him down, pulled a gun and robbed him and his female friend of cash, a purse and their cellphones.

The robber then told the man to take off his pants and run, Michael said. He went to a nearby church for help while the robber fled on foot.

Authorities have made no arrests in the case, Michael said. Investigators have only a vague description of the robber who was described as being in his late teens or early 20s and wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans.

Police initially said the male victim reported that his car was stolen while his girlfriend was inside, but Michael said the woman drove away and later returned to the scene when police arrived.


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  • dejavu2u Apr 10, 2013

    Agree with Gobbledygoo... too far-fetched. No armed robberies in Durham!

  • lb27608 Apr 10, 2013

    "Since when is Lynn Road and Glenwood considered Durham?" - JJ20

    This didn't happen at Lynn Road and Glenwood. It happened at Lynn Rd. and US 70 (S. Miami Blvd.) in Durham. Two completely different locations.

  • JJ20 Apr 10, 2013

    Never knew 70 turned into S. Miami with a Lynn Road right off of it.. that's weird.

  • Obamacare rises Apr 10, 2013

    Why didn't he tell the girl to take her pants off too?

  • JJ20 Apr 10, 2013

    Since when is Lynn Road and Glenwood considered Durham? Either way, when I read the breaking news regarding this story last night, the story quickly changed..

  • Obamacare rises Apr 10, 2013

    I think he made up the whole story for attention.

  • ginny159 Apr 10, 2013

    lol at "fishie fishayyyy"

  • gobbledygook Apr 10, 2013

    fishie fishayyyy