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South LaSalle Street armed home invasion suspect Gatewood surrenders to police

Demonte Preston Gatewood
Demonte Preston Gatewood Durham Police Department

Armed robbery suspect Demonte Gatewood surrendered to police Wednesday.

He was being held in the Durham County jail in lieu of $350,000 bond.

In the incident in question, three men kicked in the front door of an apartment at 311 S. LaSalle St. around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. The apartment was occupied by two adults and two children. The suspects pointed a gun at the residents and demanded money. The suspects fled with an Xbox game system.

Gatewood, 21, was charged with three counts of assault by pointing a gun, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. The other two suspects have not been identified.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Investigator Cristaldi at 919-560-4440, ext. 29283 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.

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