Durham Freeway closed Wednesday during search for robbery suspects

From staff reportsFebruary 7, 2013 

— An armed robbery at a Fayetteville Road convenience store Wednesday night led to a car and foot chase that closed the Durham Freeway briefly and ended with four men being taken by police for questioning.

Police had not said Thursday morning if they filed charges, but the four were all detained in connection with the robbery of the Triangle Mini Mart at 4003 Fayetteville Road about 9:45 p.m.

Two men came into the store wearing bandanas over their faces in the gunpoint heist, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police did not say if both men had guns or what was taken from the store.

Police later spotted a silver Mitsubishi that matched the description of the robbers’ getaway car.

When they were able to stop it in the 300 block of South Alston Avenue, two of the four men inside jumped from the car and ran away, Michael said.

The Freeway was closed between Fayetteville Street and the Bryant pedestrian bridge near South Alston while police searched the area.

There were no reports of injuries in the robbery or the chase.

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