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Two off-campus robberies of Duke students reported Tuesday

Suspects "demanded valuables," did not draw weapons

Two off-campus robberies of Duke students were reported Tuesday, per an email to undergraduate and graduate/professional students from Dean of Students John Blackshear and John Dailey, chief of Duke University Police Department.

The incidents occurred near apartments near Morreene Road Tuesday afternoon. The first incident involved three suspects approaching an undergraduate student near Newell Street, and the second incident involved a suspect approaching a graduate student on Campus Walk Avenue.

Per the email, the suspects “demanded valuables” from the students in both cases. The suspects did not display weapons.

There are no detailed descriptions of the suspects available at this time.

“While incidents like this are rare and victims are not to blame for being involved in a crime, we encourage you to remember to take steps to enhance your safety at all times of day.  Be mindful of your surroundings,” Blackshear and Dailey wrote. They encouraged students to “walk in groups or use available transportation options” when possible and to download LiveSafe Mobile, an app that connects users to DUPD in emergency situations.

Leah Boyd | Editor-in-Chief

Leah Boyd is a Pratt junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 117th volume.


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