DURHAM — Police have charged Ervin Purcell Moore with robbing a convenience store twice in three days and with beating and robbing a man on Holloway Street a few days before the first store was held up.
Moore, 41, for whom police said they knew no permanent address, faces four counts of robbery, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, first-degree kidnapping and public consumption of alcohol. His bond was set at $2.25 million.
According to investigators, Moore is the man who entered a Shell convenience store at 1016 W. Main St. on June 30, put something against the back of the clerk’s head and took cash from the register. Then, they charged, he is the man who returned July 2and threatened to shoot the clerk if she did not give him money, then took cash and her cell phone.
On June 26, according to arrest warrants, Moore beat a man with a cane on Holloway Street, then took money and a phone from him. The man needed hospital treatment for his injuries, police said.