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Police Investigate Assault, Robbery At Durham Food Lion

Posted September 26, 2002

— Durham police are searching for suspects who attacked two women outside a Food Lion Thursday morning.

Authorities say two employees were waiting for the store, located on 2930 W. Main St., to open at 6 a.m. when they were approached by three men wearing ski masks.

Police said a third man, who was armed with a gun, approached the second employee, who was sitting in her car, and demanded her keys. Authorities said the men then fled in the employee's 1994 black, four-door Nissan Maxima with tinted windows. The car's North Carolina license plate number is PVN-3734.

A third man, who was armed with a gun, approached the second employee, who was sitting in her car, and demanded her keys. Authorities said the men then fled in the employee's 1994 black, 4-door Nissan Maxima with tinted windows. The car's North Carolina license plate number is PVN-3734.

The man who was armed with the gun is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build and a dark complexion. He was dressed in black clothing.

A second suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a green sweat shirt and blue jeans. The third suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark green pullover jacket and brown boots. Two of the suspects were wearing gloves.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Her name and condition have not yet been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator A.H. Holland Jr. at

(919) 560-4440

, ext. 237, or CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200

.

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