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Student reports abduction attempt on Erwin Road

A student claimed that a man attempted to force her into a truck near the intersection of LaSalle Street and Erwin Road around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. According to a Duke Alert sent Monday afternoon, the student described the suspect as a 5'6" Hispanic male driving a black truck. The student told the Duke University Police Department that the suspect fled in the truck. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Durham Police Department or DUPD.

Popular student residences including the Lofts at Lakeview, Erwin Terrace and Belmont Apartments are all located off Erwin Road near the LaSalle Street intersection.

The Clery Act of 1990 requires the University to issue timely warnings about crimes that present a threat to Duke's students or employees. The Duke Alert system was most recently used to notify students of the Jan. 30  burglary of two Central Campus apartments and a Dec. 10 robbery that a student reported in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.


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