DPD Criminal Investigations Weekly Newsletter

Hello District Three Community,

The has been an uptick in motor vehicle break-ins on Erwin Road. In each case the victim’s property was in plain view of the thief. Please take your time and secure your valuables before leaving your vehicle.

 We are still noticing a spike in burglaries in the Snowcrest Road community. The suspect enters the residence through an unlocked sliding glass door and while the victims are sleeping the suspect enters the bedroom and steals small items (IPAD, jewelry, cash…etc) then takes the car keys on the way out. In each case the stolen cars turn up in East Durham completely wiped down (they do this so that there is no forensic evidence) with the keys still in the vehicle.

 For the last two months we have experienced an increase in armed robberies. They are happening citywide and in no specific locations. Right now the description of the suspect(s) is 2 or 3 black males wearing hoodies brandishing handguns. So please be aware of your surroundings, try to park in well lit areas and always shop with a friend or group. And if you happen to be a victim of an armed robbery, don’t argue, don’t fight them or resist them just give them what they are asking and call 911 immediately after the robbery.

Well, that’s all for now…be safe.

 Until next time,


Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
District 3
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)