We have noticed a trend of armed robberies taking place in the Nation Av, Bedford Street, Hope Valley Road and Meadow Run communities. The suspects (3 black males) usually approach the unsuspecting victim(s) from behind in dark parking lots and brandish firearms and rob the victims of money and cellphones. The cellphones are usually recovered. Right now the offenses are occurring between the hours of 9:00 pm and 1:00 am and the suspects are described as three black males wearing hoodies travelling in a dark colored SUV or a dark colored car. We think that they are getting out of their car and walking through the neighborhood and selecting their victims. We would really like to catch up with these guys so if you see any suspicious persons or activities in your neighborhood, please DO NOT attempt to APPROACH or DETAIN them or even FOLLOW them. These guys are to be considered armed and very dangerous. If you see something, call 911 immediately and tell us what you saw. I will send more information as I get it. You will see high visibility patrols in the area until we catch them.
TIP’S***Please park in well-lit areas, look around the parking lot before getting out of your car. Keep your key in your hand on that red button until you get to your door.
Well, until next time, be safe and call me if you need me.
Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)