Crime Briefs

Student robbed at Bryan Center ATM

A student reported that he was robbed near the ATM machines in the Bryan Center at 5:49 p.m. Nov. 30. The student reported that he had withdrawn $30 from an ATM when a suspect put a metallic object to the back of his head and demanded that he withdraw an additional $200. The victim withdrew the money and gave it to the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male around 5'10" tall, thin to medium build, wearing a dark gray or black hood and dark sweat pants. The suspect may have had a black band around his hand. The suspect left the Bryan Center in the direction of the parking lot. Responding officers have developed some possible leads in this case, but no arrests have been made.

Student robbed at gunpoint on Erwin Rd.

A student reported an armed robbery in Central Campus Apartments near 1911 Erwin Road at 7:37 p.m. Nov. 24. The student said that as he was returning to his apartment he was stopped by two men who showed him a small black handgun and robbed him of $50 in cash and his driver's license. The suspects are described as black males, ages 18 to 20, around 150 lbs. One suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and the other suspect was wearing a black jacket.

The suspects fled the area on foot in the direction of Alexander Street. The victim reported that the suspects may have fired a shot into the air as they were leaving. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Lt. Davis Trimmer at 684-4713.

Visitor deprived of electric shaver

A visitor reported the theft of his $50 Norelco electric shaver from his room in Duke Hospital Nov. 24. The victim said he left the shaver in the room at 10 a.m. and it was missing when he returned at 12:30 a.m.

Car theft yields insulin, insulin syringes

A visitor reported the theft of a black pocketbook containing a bottle of insulin and a set of insulin syringes from her vehicle Nov. 24. The victim said she arrived at the Duke Clinics building at 12:30 a.m. and had the valet service park her car. When she returned to her car at 12:45 a.m. the items were missing. The pocketbook and contents are valued at $420.

Employee out one really nice watch

An employee reported Nov. 24 the theft of a $3,100 Concord Lascala watch and $100 in clothing and credit cards from Wilson Rec Center. The victim said he put his belongings on the side of the basketball court at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 while he was playing basketball. At 5:30 p.m. he noticed his belongings were missing.

Vehicle damaged on Trinity Ave.

An employee reported that his 1994 Nissan Altima was damaged in the parking lot of Duke Diet and Fitness on Trinity Ave. The employee said he parked his vehicle in the lot at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 25. When he returned to his vehicle at 4:30 p.m. he found the $150 passenger front window had been broken. There was no sign that his vehicle had been entered and nothing was missing.

Maintenance trucks damaged, nothing taken

An employee reported Nov. 27 damage to two Duke-owned maintenance trucks parked on Maxwell Street. The employee said the trucks were last seen undamaged at midnight Nov. 26 and were found with their rear windows broken at 11:50 p.m. Nov. 27. There was nothing missing from either vehicle. Damage to the two trucks is valued at $100 each.

Wallet and cell phone removed from backpack

A student reported Nov. 24 the theft of a wallet containing $20 in cash and a $150 Motorola cell phone from her backpack. The student said she left her backpack at the Devil's Den Nov. 22. The backpack was turned in to Duke Police as found property the following day. When the student came to Duke Police headquarters to pick up the backpack she noticed the items were missing. The wallet and contents are valued at $100.

Computer gear missing

An employee reported the theft of a set of computer speakers and headset microphone from his office in the Duke Clinics Building Nov. 25. The employee said the speakers and microphone, valued at $100, were in his office when he left for the day at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 and were missing when he arrived at 9 a.m. Nov. 25. There were no signs of forced entry to the office.

Cash taken from ED

A visitor reported Nov. 27 the theft of $50 in cash from his wallet while he was in the Duke Emergency Department. The visitor said the money was stolen sometime during his visit to the ED, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

Car window broken in Sands lot

An employee reported a break-in to a co-worker's 2002 BMW Cooper Nov. 29. The co-worker had parked the vehicle in the Sands lot and had asked another employee to keep an eye on the car. The employee stated that the vehicle was intact at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28.

When she checked on the car at 11:55 a.m. Nov. 29 she found the driver's window broken. At this time it is unknown if anything was taken from the vehicle. Damage to the vehicle is valued at $200.

New graffiti under investigation

Officers discovered what appeared to be fresh graffiti on the walls of the East Campus steam plant at 10:52 a.m. Nov. 29. Officers checked the area and found an open door to an unused area.

Officers searched the area and found additional graffiti in the building along with empty beer cans and other beverage containers. Officers secured the area. The incident is under investigation.


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