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Bad Santa robs Durham cell phone store

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A man in a Santa outfit made himself a Christmas in May when he robbed a Durham cell-phone store.

A bad Santa helped himself to an early Christmas in Durham.

But this was no festive occasion. Durham Police said the burly man dressed in a Santa hat, a Santa jacket and a fake white beard whipped out a gun and robbed the Boost Mobile at 2000 Avondale Drive on May 6.

It happened about 9:30 a.m. He demanded money, and then put the cash in a red bag and fled from the store.

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It was unclear whether he left on foot or via another mode of transportation. No one was hurt in the robbery.

He was described as a black man, 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and approximately 300 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Walsh at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29248 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

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