Second robbery in 10 days reported at Duke Gardens

From staff reportsJuly 26, 2013 

— A woman told Duke University police that she was robbed Thursday afternoon in Duke Gardens by two men who had a knife and a handgun, the second robbery in 10 days near a little-used entrance on Lewis Street.

University police have not disclosed what was taken in either holdup, but the victims – one Thursday and two on July 15 – were not hurt.

Police released a sketch of the two men who committed the July 15 stick-up, but they have not made a definite connection between the incidents, they said.

The robbers on Thursday were described as black men, one about 5-foot-8 with a dark complexion and thin build and wearing all black clothing and the other about 5-foot-11 with a medium complexion and thin build.

The incident happened about 12:55 p.m.

On July 15, two people said they were robbed at about 5:30 p.m. in the same part of the Gardens by two men with silver handguns.

The victims told police that one suspect was between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and thin, with short, braided hair.

They said the other suspect also was 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a heavy build.

Duke police asked that anyone who believes they have information about either incident to call them at 919-684-2444.

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