Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies
Durham police are investigating a series of armed robberies that appear to target Hispanic victims. There have been 13 similar robberies reported in the past week. One man suffered minor injuries when he was thrown to the ground.
Most of the robberies have occurred in apartment complex parking lots, but a few have been reported in front of homes. In most cases, there have been two suspects with their faces partially covered with scarves or hoodies.
Guns have been used in all 13 cases and the suspects have taken wallets, cash and phones, according to investigators. Several robberies have been reported between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and a few have happened during the early morning hours.
Four of the 13 robberies were reported within an hour last night:
Earlier robberies have been reported in the 4200 block of Garrett Road (two cases), 300 block of Moline Street, 1400 block of West Chapel Hill Street, 2400 block of Vesson Avenue, 1800 block of Guess Road, 300 block of South LaSalle Street (two cases) and 1300 block of Morreene Road.
No charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.
The Durham Police Department would like to share the following personal safety tips: