Increased security after Duke Gardens robberies

Duke officials released sketches of the two suspects in the July 15 armed robbery at Duke Gardens. There has not been a positive link established between the two suspects in the July 15 incident and the July 25 robbery. (Images courtesy Duke University)

July 26, 2013 3:08:57 PM PDT
Duke police are investigating an armed robbery reported at Duke Gardens Thursday, which is the second robbery this month at the public gardens.

A woman was robbed near the Lewis Street entrance to Duke Gardens at 12:55 p.m., according to police.

Police are searching for two suspects. The first suspect  is described as a man with dark complexion, about 5'8" tall with a thin build. He is between 17-20 years old and was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a hat or rag on his head.

The second suspect has a medium complexion and is about 5'11" tall with a medium build. He is also described as being about 17-20 years old and was wearing black pants and a black shirt.

One suspect had a knife, and the other had a silver handgun. They were last seen heading from the Lewis Street area of Duke Gardens north toward Erwin Road.

The victim was not injured.

Police received today a sketch of the two suspects from the July 15 robbery. At this time, a link has not been established between the two incidents.

Duke police said they have increased security for this weekend at the gardens. Investigators are relying on tips from the public to find the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Duke University Police Department at (919) 684-2444.

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