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Durham police trying to ID robbery suspects

Posted May 12, 2010

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— Durham police asked for the public's help in identifying two men caught on surveillance tape during the armed robbery of a convenience store.

Police said two men entered a Kangaroo store at 2301 Holloway St. around 10 p.m. March 3. One man pulled a gun from his pocket, told the clerk it was a robbery and shot once into the ceiling. They stole cash, cigarettes and jewelry from an employee and a customer.

One man was described as black, in his late teens to early 20s, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a toboggan, a flight jacket and sneakers.

The second man was described as black, in his late teens to early 20s, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches, with a slight to medium build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a toboggan, denim pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information about the men's identities or the case should call police Investigator A.M. Cristaldi at 919-560-4281, extension 29123 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • GoBlue May 13, 2010

    "WCUmom" thanks for the lesson on how to google but I did not have to use google to know what a toboggan is. I am a native Canadian and have been on a toboggan plenty of times. I can assure you a toboggan is a sled and the people who ride on toboggans that wear hats don't call the hats toboggans. From Sabol100 comment it appears it is slang. I have only ever heard the word toboggan used for a hat here in NC. I would not quite call it common and accepted slang. Either way I think toboggan was used inappropriately in this article. The police weren't referred to as "50" and the robbery suspects weren't referred to as "thugs".

  • sabol100 May 12, 2010

    toboggan
    As Amer.Eng. colloquial for a type of long woolen cap, it is recorded from 1929 (earlier toboggan cap, 1928), presumably because one worse such a cap while tobogganing.

  • wcumom May 12, 2010

    Goblue...read a little further instead of the first site you come across after googling.It's another name for a Tuque.

  • GoBlue May 12, 2010

    "He was wearing a toboggan" Why was the robber wearing a sled?