A fifteen-year-old male has been arrested and charged with common-law robbery for robbing two Duke graduate students on Morreene Road Monday, Kammie Michael, Durham Police Department Information Officer, wrote in an e-mail to The Chronicle.
The teen is being held at a juvenile center in Wake County, Michael said. The suspect's name and background could not be disclosed because he is a minor.
The teen committed the first of two robberies Monday night with an accomplice who remains at large, Michael said. This suspect has been described as a black teen standing at about five feet nine inches tall and wearing a blue hat and a blue baseball jacket.
Tips provided to investigators led to the teen's arrest, Michael said. Anyone with information about the second suspect has been asked to call DPD Investigator D.C. Smith at 560-1020 or the CrimeStoppers hotline at 683-1200.
Be sure to read The Chronicle online or in print Monday for more details on these crimes.