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Five people rob, assault Duke student

Posted June 14, 2008

 Duke University
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— Five people robbed and assaulted a Duke University student on Anderson Street on Friday night, according to a press release on Duke's Web site.

The student was walking near the entrance of the Sarah P. Duke gardens around 10:15 p.m. when the attack by three women and two men occurred. One robber assaulted the student with a box cutter, according to the release.

The student threw money on the ground and managed to flee.

Police arrested three women matching the suspects' description on Elba Street, near a parking garage across from Duke Hospital.

One of the remaining suspects was described as a black male with dark complexion in his late teens, about 6-feet tall with a husky build. He was wearing a gold cap, a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

The second remaining suspect was described as a black male with dark complexion in his late teens, about 5-feet 7-inches tall with a stocky build. He was wearing grey and white sweats.

Duke University police were continuing to investigate

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call university police at 919-684-2444.

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