DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The Durham Police Department asked for the public’s help on Thursday morning to identify two people believed to be involved in an armed robbery earlier this month.

A little less than five hours later, Durham police said they have been successfully identified, though their names have not yet been released.

On Nov. 5 at 3 a.m., police responded to an armed robbery at a victim’s home in the 2500 block of Vesson Street.

Police said a man and woman were returning home from work when the male suspect emerged from the tree line and pointed a handgun at them. Officers said the suspect took the woman’s purse before running through their backyard toward Chapel Hill Road.



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Police provided pictures of the suspects that they believe were involved in the robbery.

The people in this picture are believed to have been involved in a robbery on Vesson Street in Durham. (Durham Police Department)

Anyone with any information is asked to call Investigator A. Osborne at 919-560-4440 ext. 29241 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.