Durham man charged with two more robberies on American Tobacco Trail

From staff reportsAugust 20, 2013 

— A man charged this month with a robbery on the American Tobacco Trail in June has been charged with two other robberies on the trail in July.

Derrick Wells of Otis Street had been charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon stemming from an incident on June 18, in which $4 and a cellphone were taken.

Now Wells, 22, faces additional charges in connection with robberies on the trail on July 5 and July 16.

On July 5, a man told police that he was on the trail near Otis Street around 1:20 p.m. when a man armed with a gun took his phone and an MP3 player. And on July 16, a woman rollerblading on the trail about 7:15 p.m. reported that a man with a gun took her phone.

Wells was charged with two more counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault on a female. He is being held in the Durham County jail under $600,000 bail.

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