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Police probe game-store robbery

Posted May 15, 2008

— Durham police have asked for the public's help in solving an armed robbery at a GameStop store on May 5.

Investigators said two men entered the store on North Pointe Drive, off Guess Road near Interstate 85, around 10:35 a.m. and browsed until other customers had left.

They then pulled down hoods to cover their faces and pulled out guns, police said. The two forced employees to lie on the floor and demanded money and video games.

Police described one robber as a black man, between 18 and 25 years old, who stands between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had a medium build and a dark complexion and wore his hair in cornrows.

Officers said the second robber was a black man, between 18 and 25 years old, who stood between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall. He also had a dark complexion and wore his hair in cornrows.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J.R. Salmon at 919-560-4582, ext. 226 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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  • dpcallah May 16, 2008

    those descriptions really narrow it down huh?

  • thinkfirsttypelater May 16, 2008

    Hmmm...I wonder if they were trying to steal Grand Theft Auto 4, using methods they learned from Grand Theft Auto 3.

  • mramorak May 16, 2008

    I'll bet they live real close to the store.

  • TStills May 16, 2008

    Hmm...wonder if the infamous "Get Money Clique" was involved? You know, they're real dangerous gangsters and all. Really.

  • jbirdnc May 16, 2008

    I vote all business managers be equipped with hair thin trigger flame throwers. This story is pathetic on so many levels.

  • SuperNupe May 16, 2008

    I know that this same game stop has been robbed atleast 5 times, since 2003, yeah atleast once a year it gets robbed... the owner should close it down and move it...

  • likemenow May 16, 2008

    Super Mario wouldn't stand for this.

  • yruatwit May 16, 2008

    "black men with dark complexions and hair in cornrows." Thus far today, I've seen about 22 people that fit that description, should I notify the authorities?

  • RocknRollDoctor May 16, 2008

    I'd like to know if a PS3/XBOX360 and GTA IV were involved.

  • dryjr May 16, 2008

    Did you notice the Date? May 5th?