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Durham police investigate robberies

Posted January 13, 2010 10:31 p.m. EST

— Durham police are investigating two armed robberies at the Kangaroo convenience store, 3223 N.C.Highway 55, within a month.

The first robbery was reported at 7:43 p.m. on Nov. 22. Two masked men entered the store while a third man acted as a lookout by the front door. One man pointed a gun at the clerk and took money from the register. He also took the clerk’s wallet and cash.

One suspect was described as a black man wearing a black hooded sweater with “Yes We Can” on the back, blue jeans and a black mask. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a red mask, a red hooded sweater with “Brooklyn Express” on the back and black jeans. The lookout was wearing a black mask and a black hooded jacket.

The second robbery happened around 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 20. A man entered the store and took cash and cigarettes at gunpoint. He was described as a black man, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with a large build. He was wearing a black hooded sweater with “Yes We Can” on the back, a black mask, dark jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Emanuel at 919-560-4415, ext. 29306 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.