Police have arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery in Durham on Wednesday in which a bank employee was shot in the arm.
Javon Cheek, 24, of Durham was arrested, Durham police said in a news release Thursday evening. Police are still trying to find a second man in connection with the crime.
The robbery occurred at a SunTrust branch at 2008 E. N.C. 54 around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The robber shot a teller in the arm and left with an undisclosed amount of money, Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Police asked for the public’s help to identify the suspect.
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Cheek has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
“He was also served with an outstanding warrant from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office charging him with being a sex offender and failing to report his new address,” according to the news release.
Cheek was placed in the Durham County Jail under a $500,000 bond.
Police said they are still trying to find Larry Lamar Johnson, 29, of Durham. Johnson is wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the bank robbery on Wednesday.
Anyone with information about Johnson is asked to call Investigator Walsh at 919-560-4440, ext. 29248, or Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers can remain anonymous.