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DUPD creates composite of armed assailant

Duke University Police Department officials released a composite for a suspect that held up two Duke students on Perry Street Jan. 25.

The two students were returning from Ninth Street around 11:45 p.m. when the two males robbed them. The rendering is of the assailant who held the weapon.

Police officials said the armed suspect was in his early twenties, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-3, described as having very noticeable cheek bones, a goatee beard and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans. The suspect had what was described as long barreled black revolver.

The second suspect was also male and was described as shorter and heavier than the first suspect. DUPD officials had no further description of the second suspect.

Central apartment broken into for 2nd time

The same apartment on Erwin Road that was burglarized Friday, Jan. 27 was broken into again.

It was reported at 2:58 p.m. Feb. 2 that the suspect or suspects entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and stole two Apple G4 laptops, valued at $4,000, 40 DVDs, valued at $800, an Xbox Machine, valued at $150, eight Xbox games, valued at $320, and a black leather duffel bag, which may have been used to transport the items.

Duke police officials said students should practice the following safety techniques for securing their valuables:

1) Keep all exterior doors and ground floor or porch windows locked at all times.

2) Keep your window coverings closed when you are not in your home or apartment (or keep valuables in a closet or interior room).

3) Always lock your car and place any valuables out of sight.

4) Call police immediately if you see suspicious individuals.

Giles suffers $1,050 in vandalism

A resident assistant from Giles Dormitory reported extensive vandalism to the dormitory Sunday night at 3:54 p.m.

Two fire extinguishes were stolen and three others were taken from their normal locations and hidden. A window screen in the laundry room was damaged and clothes were thrown from the window. Another window screen was damaged in the kitchen and eggs were thrown on the walls and at the snack machines. Also two paintings from the commons area were damaged.

The total value of the stolen and damaged property is $1,050.

Registration plate from Chevy stolen

An employee reported Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. at Parking Garage 2 that the registration plate from her blue Chevy Trailblazer was stolen between Feb. 1 and Feb. 3. The North Carolina plate bore the number "TVZ 719" and was valued at $25.

Woman arrested for DWI near DUH Emergency Room

Jennifer Batayneh, 43, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Feb. 1 at 2:28 p.m. at Emergency Room Drive.

She had been driving her car on ER Drive when she stopped an officer to ask for directions. The officer noticed her slurred speech and an odor of alcohol.

She also had her four-year-old daughter in the car with her. She received a $2,000 secured bond for both charges. Her daughter was given into the care of a relative.

Batayneh could not be reached for comment.

Wallet and keys taken from West Campus bathroom

A student reported Jan. 31 at 9:44 a.m. in West Campus dormitory HH3 that she left a black leather wallet and keys, valued at $278, in the women's bathroom at about 2 a.m. Jan. 29.

When she returned to the bathroom to retrieve her property at 11 a.m. the next morning, the items were missing. There are no suspects.

Cash stolen from purses in Children's Health Center

Two employees left their purses in an unsecured room on the second floor of the Children's Health Center between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

When they returned, both had cash missing from their purses.


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