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Durham police release surveillance video from armed robbery

Posted July 8, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014

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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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  • Cheree Teasley Jul 9, 2014
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    That had to be terrifying. I'm glad he didn't shoot anyone.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 9, 2014

    Those game stores get knocked over a lot. Weird.

  • tsquaring Jul 9, 2014

    Wral, he's white. You intentionally forgot that in your description. Sad when you're so PC that you have to leave race off a description. Shame on you wral. Every other part of your description is also on the video, so why leave it off?

  • heard-it-all-before Jul 9, 2014

    that's not a long gun anymore. it becomes a weapon of mass destruction after he sawed off the barrel. be sure to charge him with that mega felony once you catch him.

  • earnyourownway Jul 9, 2014

    I'm amazed we still have business's being robbed. No-one carries cash and they pay for everything with a credit/debit card. How much money do these criminals get now when pulling a armed robbery?

  • James Scandrick Jul 9, 2014
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    Strange how so many games are filled with violence, that this robber may have mimicked, but didn't take any video games. Maybe he thinks or knows the games have a tracking device.

  • heard-it-all-before Jul 9, 2014

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    lol good point. "this is a robbery! gimme all your... um.. receipts!"

  • Rod Runner Jul 9, 2014
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    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.

  • Bill of Rights Jul 9, 2014

    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.

  • cpeninja Jul 9, 2014

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    ... 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.