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Durham police seek suspects in two robberies

Posted June 23, 2009 1:41 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating two armed robberies on LaSalle Street that happened last week.

On June 16, police said a man was walking when a woman asked him for money. When he refused, a man came from behind some bushes and took his wallet at gunpoint.

Police described a similar scenario that took place June 18. The victim was walking when  a woman approached and asked for money, police said. A man joined in the attack and took the victim's money at gunpoint, police said.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the gunman, who they said is black with a medium build and short hair. He was in his teens or early 20s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Investigator Smith at 919-560-4583, ext. 29366 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.