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Durham Library Seeks More Protection After Attacks

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DURHAM (AP) — Officials at the Durham County Library want extra security in response to robberies and other incidents at the main branch.

In the most recent incident, a library board member was the victim of a armed robbery in broad daylight. Library patrons have reported other incidents such as car break-ins and aggressive panhandling.

Civic groups have complained that their members are afraid to attend meetings at the library.

The library wants a law enforcement officer stationed at the library during operating hours. Right now, the library relies on private security guards during the daytime.

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