Durham police investigate after 2 Duke students robbed

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Two female Duke students were robbed near campus Tuesday night.

Durham police are investigating the armed robbery of two female Duke University students off campus Tuesday night.

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The robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. on Markham Avenue between the BP Gas Station and the car wash.

It happened near Duke's campus.

The victims told police the suspect used a handgun to threaten them. One of the women suffered a minor injury during the robbery.

According to a police incident report several items including a laptop, cellphones, credit cards, student ID, headphones and scarves were taken.

The suspect was last seen fleeing toward Ninth Street. He was described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s and wearing a red hoodie.

"Makes me really scared to be out, especially after dark," neighbor Jennifer Edmunds said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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