Composite sketch released of man in connection with Oct. 9 attempted robbery
October 25, 2010The Duke University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an Oct. 9 attempted robbery on campus. Police on Monday released a composite sketch of the man and asked members of the public to contact investigators with his identity or whereabouts.
On Oct. 9, a female student told Duke police she was near Jarvis Residence Hall at about 2:10 a.m. when a man approached, said he had a gun and demanded her purse. The suspect then walked her to the side of the building near Campus Drive. The student was then able to run free from the suspect. No injuries were reported.
The man is described as a Hispanic male between 18 to 25 years old and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. He is about 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 6 inches tall and was wearing blue jeans, a green ball cap and a dark blue hoodie with American Eagle writing on the front.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Duke Police Investigator C. Autry at (919) 684-6424, Durham Police at (919) 560-4427, or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers may remain anonymous.