Rewards posted after 3 Durham store robberies

From staff reportsDecember 12, 2012 

Durham police released this photo of two armed men robbing the Durham Mini Mart on Holloway Street on Dec. 5.

— Rewards have been posted in hopes of drawing information about three armed store robberies since Dec. 3, each carried out by two men wearing dark clothing and masks.

The most recent robbery was early Monday at a Domino’s Pizza restaurant at 3001 Holloway St., city police said.

The store was closing when two men with guns forced two employees back into the eatery and demanded and were given money.

They were last seen running toward Lynn Road, police said.

On Dec. 3, two men with dark clothes, masks and guns held up the New Way Food Mart at 1907 Cheek Road at 9:32 p.m., police said.

On Dec. 5, a pair of thieves with the same description robbed the Durham Mini Mart at 1933 Holloway St. at 11:46 p.m.

In both instances, the thieves were going toward Hardee Street when they left.

In the two earlier robberies, police descriptions also said the pair were black men in their mid-20s. In the most recent one, the robbers’ race was not specified in the descriptions, but witnesses told police they were wearing gloves. Police were unable to provide other distinguishing characteristics, such as the suspects' weight, skin tone or facial hair.

CrimeStoppers is offering $500 rewards for information that leads to felony charges in connection with any armed robberies in Durham through the end of the year.

Anyone with information on any of the robberies is asked to call Investigator Brigante at 919-560-4281, ext. 29122, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. Callers to CrimeStoppers never have to identify themselves.

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