Two men armed with a handgun robbed a person on Swift Avenue outside a Duke University-owned apartment complex next to the Durham Freeway early Friday, campus police reported.
The incident came a little more than 24 hours after a pair of armed men robbed two people near a University of North Carolina dormitory at Raleigh and Country Club roads in Chapel Hill.
In Durham, campus police said in a safety alert to the university community that the victim was on foot near 301 Swift Ave. when the robbery happened. The victim reported it at 1:40 a.m., police said.
Police did not disclose the victim’s age or gender or say if the person was a Duke student, but they said the person was unhurt.
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The robbers, who demanded money, were described as having a dark complexion. Police said one was taller than the other.
In the UNC robberies of a man and a woman late Wednesday, the description campus police gave said one man was about 6 feet tall and the other a few inches shorter, but there were no other details released.
The Durham robbers fled in a gold-colored car headed toward the Durham Freeway, which is N.C. 147.
In Chapel Hill, the men were reported to have fled in a white, four-door car.
Duke police urged people to travel in groups late at night and to use the campus bus system if possible.
They asked anyone with information related to the robbery to contact the Duke University Police Department at 919-684-2444.
The two-story brick complex is about 40 years old, and Duke has owned it since 1997, tax records showed.