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Durham police investigators are asking for information about a recent series of armed robberies targeting Hispanic victims. No one has been seriously injured in these incidents.
Most of the robberies, which usually involve two or three suspects, have occurred in the parking lots of apartment complexes with a large number of Hispanic residents. The robberies have happened during the daytime and at night and have occurred in various areas of the city. The suspects usually take cash and phones.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Tinnin at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29240, Cpl. Frey at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29480 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. Spanish language operators are available.
The Durham Police Department would like to share the following personal safety tips: