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A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information about two armed robberies that happened in the downtown area over the weekend. No one was injured in the incidents.
The first robbery, which was reported on Saturday, happened Friday night. A male and female were walking on Morris Street around 10 p.m. when a male approached them, pointed a gun and demanded money from both of them. The suspect then forced the male to withdraw money from an ATM in the 500 block of Morgan Street. The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion. He was wearing a gray ball cap, a blue button-down shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and shiny stone washed blue jeans with lots of zippers.
The second robbery happened around 10 p.m. on Sunday night. The victim was walking in the area of Hunt and Foster streets when a male armed with a gun approached him and demanded money. He then forced the victim to withdraw money from the ATM near the Farmer’s Market. The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and in his early 20s. He was wearing a gray or black bandana over his face, dark heavy clothing and baggy jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator D. Cramer at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29414 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
The Durham Police Department would like to share the following robbery tips provided by the DPD’s Community Resource Unit:General Prevention Tips
If you are confronted
After an Armed Robbery