Police log

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Denny’s employee robbed in parking lot
DURHAM – About 9 a.m. on Dec. 30, a 41-year-old man who worked at the Denny’s in the 7000 block of N.C. Hwy. 751 left the restaurant with a bank bag containing about $2,427.
He was robbed before he could leave, though, according to a Durham Police Department report.
The suspect was described as a male in a hoodie and a dark bandana over the lower part of his face, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. He pointed a gun and demanded the bag. The employee threw down the bag and fled. Police recovered the bank bag.
No arrests had been made late Tuesday.

In other news:

• On Jan. 4, someone broke into a 1995 Mazda B2300 in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 7900 block of N.C. Hwy. 751 and stole a space heater valued at $10.
• On Jan. 3, someone broke into a 1999 Pontiac in the 1700 block of Morehead Avenue and stole $300 cash and 100 Percocet pills.
• On Jan. 3, someone broke into a 2012 Dodge Journey in the 2200 block of Gentry Drive and stole electronics and other items valued at a total of $5,220. Stolen items included a Dell laptop computer, a Tom Tom GPS unit, an IBM laptop a Timex watch and an emergency medical technician identification card.
• On Jan. 2, someone stole $300 worth of copper from a home in the 2000 block of Taylor Street.
• On Jan. 3, someone broke into a vehicle in the 400 block of Lyric Street and stole a Vivax fiberoptic locator wand worth an estimated $1,500.
• Helen Barley, 50, of Park Avenue in Durham was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. She was held in the Durham County Jail under $30,000 bond.

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