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Durham County Sheriff's Office seeking public's help identifying suspect in armed robbery

Posted November 20, 2019 6:13 p.m. EST
Updated November 20, 2019 9:38 p.m. EST

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— Deputies with the Durham County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help with information in an armed robbery that happened Oct. 30.

Investigators said around 10:10 on Oct. 30, two men wearing hooded jackets entered the BP Station located at 5109 Guess Rd. Video of the robbery can be seen below.

Officials said the first suspect entered alone and walked around the store pretending to shop. A few moments later, the second man ran in with a knapsack, pointed a handgun at the head of the clerk and demanded he open the registers and put the money in his bag.

Officials said the men ran out of the store westbound onto Umstead Drive towards a dark-colored SUV, which was parked on a vacant lot. The SUV fled west on Umstead Drive.

If you can identify the people in the below video or have information about the robbery, call Det. Lounsberry in the Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 560-0880, emailing crimetips@durhamsheriff.org or calling Durham Crimestoppers at (919) 683-1200.

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