Couple tied up in home, robbed by masked gunmen in Durham

From staff reportsJanuary 21, 2014 

— Two masked men armed with a shotgun and a rifle tied up a Durham couple in their home Monday night and then stole their car and jewelry and other items, police said.

The incident happened shortly before 8:55 p.m., when one of the victims was able to get free enough to call police to their home in the 1800 block of Cole Mill Road in the northwestern portion of the city.

The only description police had was that both men were white and were dressed all in black.

The thieves fled in the couple’s white 2003 GMC Envoy, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Neither victim was injured.

The incident began when one of the victims was putting out trash and was accosted by the pair of thieves and forced back into the house, Michael said.

Police said they hoped anyone who could help them track down the thieves would call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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