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Durham authorities search for carjacking, high-speed chase suspect

Posted July 19, 2016

— The Durham County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who led them on a high-speed car chase down U.S. Highway 70 early Tuesday morning.

Deputies responded around 2:30 a.m. to the parking lot of Diamond Girls, an adult entertainment club, to a report of a robbery and carjacking. The victims told authorities they were held at gunpoint while the suspect stole several items and cash.

The suspect eluded authorities until ditching the car at Cheek Road, according to the sheriff's office.

The Durham Police Department was asked to bring in a K-9 officer after the chase ended, but authorities said they have not found the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at 919-560-0900 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

[Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the Durham Police Department as the department involved in the chase. The Durham County Sheriff's Office chased the suspect, and DPD assisted after the chase ended.]

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  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jul 19, 2016
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    Guess we know why there is no description of this guy, we'll see, now the police are looking for an armed robbery suspect, how safe do you think they feel? Call it what you want, but virtually all of the people who are in the crime news are black, robbery, shooting, murder, and killing an infant, that said, who is going to stand up and tell people, this is enough, it's apparent that black people are their own worse enemy, so how are police supposed to assume a stable and sane conversation when they approach? You get bit by enough dogs and you become wary of all dogs, just they way civilized people are wired. (Dan)