Police seeking suspects in armed store robberies

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 06:53 PM

Durham police are seeking information about two armed robberies that occurred within three days in eastern Durham last week, and another armed robbery Tuesday morning.

The first robbery occurred Dec. 3 about 9:30 p.m., at the New Way Food Mart at 1907 Cheek Road, and the second robbery about 11:45 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Durham Mini Mart at 1933 Holloway Street.

Police do not know whether the two robberies were committed by the same two men, but in both cases, there were two armed robbers, described as black males in their mid-20s wearing dark clothing and masks.

The suspects in both robberies were last seen walking toward the 600 block of Hardee Street.

Both stores are at the intersections with North Hardee Street and are about a mile apart.

The most recent armed robbery was Tuesday morning at the Domino’s Pizza at 3001 Holloway Street.

Two employees were leaving the business when two males wearing dark clothing, ski masks and gloves and armed with guns approached them and forced them back into the restaurant. The suspects demanded money and were last seen running toward Lynn Road with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured.

Police did not say whether they believe the robbery is linked to the two robberies at convenience stores last week in the same vicinity.

Anyone with information on any robbery is asked to call Investigator Brigante at 919-560-4281, ext. 29122 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information lead to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.

Also Durham CrimeStoppers is announcing that anyone coming forward before Dec. 31 with information that leads to felony charges against any suspects in Durham armed robbery cases will receive a $500 reward.