DURHAM — Police have charged a 22-year-old Durham man Thursday with a June robbery on the American Tobacco Trail.
Police are searching for a second suspect who has not been identified.
Derrick Wells of Otis Street is charged with two counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held at the Durham County jail under $500,000 bail.
The robbery occurred June 18. Two men were walking on the trail between Otis Street and Fayetteville Street around 5:20 p.m. when two men robbed them at gunpoint, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
The suspects took $4 and a phone.
A series of armed robberies have occurred along the American Tobacco Trail in recent months. On July 5, a man was robbed of his phone and music player, also near Otis Street; and on July 15, a woman rollerblading was robbed of her phone.
At least 13 crimes – mostly simple assaults and robberies, and one sexual assault – were reported on the American Tobacco Trail in 2012.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery or the second suspect to call Investigator J.J. Locklear at 919-560-4415, ext. 29309, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.