Durham police make arrests in two armed robberies

From staff reportsDecember 17, 2012 

— Two suspects have been arrested in separate armed robberies that occurred Sunday morning.

Uri Lamar Burns, 21, of West Cornwallis Road, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods and resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official.

Burns was arrested after an armed robbery was reported at 10:03 a.m. on Beverly Drive. A police officer saw him running down Summit Street and determined that he matched the description given by the victim. Police found a firearm and the victim’s wallet in Burns’ possession.

Forty minutes later, officers were dispatched to another robbery call on the 4600 block of University Drive.

A woman told police she was in her vehicle when a man approached her with a gun and demanded money.

The victim had no cash, so the suspect took her iPhone and debit card before forcing her to return to her apartment, where he also stole an MP3 player as well.

Travis Markeee Lennon, 21, was later arrested at the Garrett Road apartment where he lives. Some of the stolen items were recovered at the residence.

Lennon is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

Both men are being held at the Durham County jail with bail for each set at $400,000.

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