Increased security after Duke Gardens robberies


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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