Attempted Robbery Tobacco Trail–Father and Young Son

From Marianne Bond of the DPD. This impacts those in our neighborhood who use the Tobacco trail, and precautions to take:

On June 7, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., an adult male and his young son were exercising on the American Tobacco Trail. They were approached by three males, one implied he had a gun and demanded money. The adult victim was punched, but he was able to pick up his son and run away.
The suspects took the young victim’s bicycle and were last seen on E. Cornwallis Rd near Industry Lane.

The suspects are described below:
#1 – black male, 6’ to 6’2”, 16-18 years old, lighter spots on his face, black hat, gray sweatshirt, and jeans
#2 and #3 – black males, 5’8” to 5’9”, 16-18 years old, dark skin, one with a red t-shirt and the other had on a black jacket both wearing jeans.

Investigators are actively working on this case.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.  CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

The Durham Police Department would like to share the following personal safety tips:
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Call 911 to report any suspicious activities
• Do not walk alone
• Try to remain in well-lit areas
• Trust your instincts
• Do not walk/run with earbuds or headphones
• Bring a cell phone