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Robbery reported off East Campus

A Duke University Medical Center employee was robbed early Wednesday as he walked on Markham Avenue off East Campus.

At 3:22 a.m., a man ran up behind the 31-year-old employee as he walked east near Onslow Street, according to the Durham Police Department, which is investigating the incident. The man knocked the employee to the ground and took $40 from his pocket. No weapon was seen.

No arrest has been made, but Kammie Michael, a spokesperson for DPD, said investigators are following leads.

Officials from Duke University Police Department encouraged people to practice standard safety practices— particularly during late night and early morning hours.

“That late at night we’d encourage people to walk in pairs and try not to be out at that hour alone,” said Leanora Minai, senior public relations specialist for DUPD.

Minai said community members should call DUPD if they see anything suspicious either on campus or in areas adjacent to campus.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Durham CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

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