Editor’s note: Since publication, The Chronicle has reported that a second DukeAlert was sent to members of the Duke community, which read that Duke and Durham Police investigators determined the reported robbery to be "unfounded."
An on-campus strong-armed robbery of a Duke graduate student was reported Monday, per a Tuesday DukeAlert sent to all students, faculty and staff.
The incident occurred on Pettigrew Street near the Center for Documentary Studies and was reported to the Durham Police Department 5 p.m. Monday. The suspect did not display a weapon and took the victim’s car.
The DukeAlert included a description of the suspect as “a male, medium-dark skin tone, late 20’s, dreadlocks with a black bandana, black hoodie and blue jeans.”
The alert warned students to “be aware of your surroundings, travel with others when possible and keep your car locked when you travel.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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Kathryn Thomas is a Trinity junior and news editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.