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Pizza Deliverymen Robbed; Durham Police Seek Info

Posted November 21, 2007

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— Durham police investigators are asking for information about two robberies of pizza deliverymen at an apartment complex on Newcastle Road.

The first robbery was reported at 12:31 p.m. on Nov. 8 at 1435 Newcastle Road, Building D.

A Pizza Hut deliveryman was attempting to deliver a pizza at an apartment, but no one came to the door.

As he was leaving, a male who had been sitting in a nearby stairwell grabbed him from behind, put a gun in his face and robbed him of his wallet and cell phone, police said.

The assailant was described as a light-complected black male in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build and a goatee.

The second robbery happened at 12:48 p.m. on Nov. 20 at 1435 Newcastle Road, Building D.

A Domino’s deliveryman was knocking on an apartment door when a male came up behind him, threatened to harm him and demanded money. He took the victim’s cash and cell phone and fled on foot. He was described as a black male in his 20s, 6 feet 4 inches tall with short hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Sgt. J.E. Yount at 560-4582, ext. 228 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • Reb3Flag Nov 22, 2007

    Trust me, we try. But at every election we are out numbered. Any conservative candidate running to make a change will never make it. The majority of people in Durham want things to stay the same. They refuse to recognize our problems. High crime, high taxes, corrupt government. Kinda what’s going on today in the nation. All you can do is take care of you and yours

  • retired and luv it Nov 21, 2007

    Poor guy probably desprate for a job. Doesn t value his life very much though. If the people of Durham don t step up and take their city back then I guess they deserve what they have. The government, police, and judicial system are all a joke over there. Citizens -- take it back.

  • Jokers Wild II Nov 21, 2007

    Amen Reb3Flag! Once people refuse to be victims this will change!

  • Reb3Flag Nov 21, 2007

    Just three words to the folks in Durham(which I'm one)that will take care of these problems. Conceal Carry Permit. I never leave the house unarmed. Durham,Raleigh,Chapel Hill, where ever. If a few of these thugs are dropped on the spot and they have to start thinking twice. The crime rate will drop.

  • mr_natural Nov 21, 2007

    Weetie - the honest law-abiding citizens of Durham did not reelect Bell - the majority population did.

  • ANYWHO Nov 21, 2007

    I WONT EVEN STOP TO GET GAS IN DURHAM. CAN I SAY, "DRIVE STRAIGHT THRU PLEASE" AS FAST AND EXPEDIENT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN...IF YOU HAVE THE BAD LUCK TO EVEN HAVE TO GO THRU THERE.

  • pack-man Nov 21, 2007

    what exactly does the mayor due for durham. is he deaf, blind, mentally challenged? how did this guy get re-elected? sucks for durham and all its honest citizens, but then again they are the ones that voted him back in. i guess you make the bed you sleep in.

  • Weetie Nov 21, 2007

    Another thing to be THANKFUL for: I don't live in Durham...and I don't work in Durham!

  • yruatwit Nov 21, 2007

    Looks like part of Durham's Police Officer training should include pizza delivery escort service.

  • Josey Wales Nov 21, 2007

    Delivering pizza in Durham ???.....like taking a knife to a gunfight....or taking a pizza.

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