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Man robbed in Durham shopping center parking lot; suspect sought

Posted August 1, 2014 7:34 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are asking for information about an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of a shopping center.

Investigators said a man was talking on his cellphone around 10:30 p.m. at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. Highway 55 near Sedwick Road, when someone approached him, put a gun to his head and robbed him of the phone, his wallet and cash.

The suspect was described as being between 20 to 30 years old and standing 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall. He had short hair and a patch of hair on his chin. He was wearing a light T-shirt, dark calf-length shorts, tennis shoes and a white bandana on his head. He fled in a dark four-door sedan.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4415, extension 29312, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.