Latinos targeted in Durham robberies

January 20, 2008 8:29:16 PM PST
Durham police are asking for information about a series of robberies targeting Latino victims at apartment complexes throughout the city.

There have been more than 30 robberies targeting Latino victims since January 1.

In most cases, the victims are robbed in parking lots of apartment complexes and most of the robberies occur at gunpoint.

The majority of the robberies are reported between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. and the suspects usually take cash, wallets and/or cell phones.

The number of suspects ranges from one to three and the suspects are usually described as black males dressed in dark clothing.

Investigators are trying to determine how many different people are committing these robberies and which robberies have been committed by the same people.

In several cases, the victims have been shot during the robberies.

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to arrests in these cases.