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Durham police release surveillance video from armed robbery

Posted July 8
Updated July 9

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— Durham investigators released surveillance video late Tuesday to help identify a man who they say robbed a GameStop at 1533 Glenn School Road on July 1.

A male wearing a black bandana over his face and armed with a long gun entered the store at around 8:30 p.m. and robbed the business and a customer of cash.

He was wearing a black hat with a UNC logo, a bright blue T-shirt with "Bethesda Elementary School" on it, camoflauge cargo pants, black sneakers and black and white gloves. He was described as approximately 6 feet tall.

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Durham police Investigator N. Lynde at 919-560-4281, ext. 29438 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash for anonymous information leading to arrest in felony cases.

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  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 9, 4:01 p.m.

    "You mean like the situation in Las Vegas a few weeks ago where a husband and wife went on a... View More

    — Posted by Lightfoot3

    How true. One could take my wallet and I wouldn't shoot it out with them over it.

  • Lightfoot3 Jul 9, 3:33 p.m.

    "You mean like the situation in Las Vegas a few weeks ago where a husband and wife went on a shooting spree?" - KnowsItAll


    That was a different situation than this one.


    While I carry, I ain't risking my neck for some material stuff.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 9, 2:52 p.m.

    "Pity there wasn't a concealed handgun permittee in that store ... that fight would have been... View More

    — Posted by KnowsItAll

    Well that's cherry picking isn't it...

  • I-Defy Jul 9, 2:50 p.m.

    "Pity there wasn't a concealed handgun permittee in that store ... that fight would have been... View More

    — Posted by KnowsItAll

    Bottom line and something you anti gunners need to really get through your heads is, the SCOTUS has ruled, that the police DO NOT have a constitutional duty to protect you. I'll give you a minute to read that a few times.

    So you go ahead and wait for the cops to show up. I won't.

  • KnowsItAll Jul 9, 1:46 p.m.

    "Pity there wasn't a concealed handgun permittee in that store ... that fight would have been over quick."

    You mean like the situation in Las Vegas a few weeks ago where a husband and wife went on a shooting spree? If I remember correctly, they entered a Wal-Mart or some other store that was being "protected" by a citizen with a handgun. That citizen is now dead.

  • I-Defy Jul 9, 12:43 p.m.

    Military issued pants and Oakley sunglasses. Think this guy might be ex military? On a brighter... View More

    — Posted by Candy6432

    I dont think so. he has no trigger discipline.

  • Candy6432 Jul 9, 10:57 a.m.

    Military issued pants and Oakley sunglasses. Think this guy might be ex military? On a brighter side....figures it would be a UNC fan. lol

  • cpeninja Jul 9, 10:23 a.m.

    Strange how so many games are filled with violence, that this robber may have mimicked, but... View More

    — Posted by gmuny33

    ... What? Tracking devices? No, I don't think anyone would want to waste that kind of money on $60 merchandise. Gamestop keeps all the games behind the counter and acquiring them would require more time than he probably wanted to spend here. Not to mention actually carrying the games - they're not small.

    As for violence, the only games this could really come close to imitating would be the Payday games, but that's apples and oranges. Robberies were committed before games were invented. That's all this is - no need to read into it.

  • The Anti Hans Jul 9, 10:14 a.m.

    Robbed with a sawed-off bolt action rifle. Pity there wasn't a concealed handgun permittee in that store ... that fight would have been over quick.

  • smcallah Jul 9, 10:12 a.m.

    I'm amazed we still have business's being robbed. No-one carries cash and they pay for... View More

    — Posted by earnyourownway

    Many kids pay for video games with cash, as they don't have credit or debit cards. And stores must keep an amount of cash on hand in order to do business if people come in wanting to spend cash.

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