Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies
Durham police investigators are asking for information about three recent robberies that involved Hispanic victims.
Investigators are asking for information about the following robberies.
- April 19 at 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Junction Road. Two victims – a male and a female – were in a vehicle in a driveway when two males, one armed with a gun and one armed with a knife, robbed them. The victims were robbed of money and jewelry. The suspects appeared to be in their teens.
- April 24 at 10:26 p.m. in the 200 block of South Alston Avenue. The victim was using his phone in his car when three males approached him. The suspects pointed a gun at the victim and robbed him of cash, a wallet, a phone and jewelry.
- April 28 at 8:35 p.m. in the 4000 block of Meriwether Drive. The victim was standing outside his vehicle when two teens wearing black shirts over their faces robbed him at gunpoint. The suspects took the victim’s cash, wallet and keys.
Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to call Investigator Bernock at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29414, Investigator Robinson at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29415 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:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Call 911 immediately if you see any suspicious activity or witness a crime.
- Have your keys ready when approaching to enter your apartment or your vehicle.
- Do not carry large amounts of money or jewelry.
- Do not walk alone at night. Dark areas give robbers the advantage to commit crime.
- If someone is following you, do not drive directly to your neighborhood. Instead, drive to a well-lit area.
- When you are walking, avoid strangers or groups of strangers.
- Park your vehicle in well-lighted areas.
- Do not open your home door to strangers. Call 911 immediately.
- Report all incidents of crime. Police cannot investigate and detain suspects if you do not report crime.
- Do not resist if you are being robbed. Always cooperate with the robber. Your life is more important than items of material value.
- Obtain a good description of the suspect so you can report it to the police and call 911 immediately.
- Open a bank account to keep your money safe. If you are robbed and do not have cash, credit cards can be reported lost or stolen.