DURHAM A 31-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth were charged with armed robbery in Durham early Monday after police found them with bank cards belonging to a man who had been beaten and left unconscious on North Miami Boulevard.
Police accused Cleveland David Edwards, 31, and Kenneth Moseley, 16, of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious injury and financial-card theft. Edwards was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor because of Moseley’s age.
Both live in Durham, police said.
Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the man was attacked shortly before 12 a.m. in the 1500 block of the street by two men who hit him with a baseball bat or a stick.
A passing motorist blew his horn to scare off the attackers, Michael said.
The witness gave the first officers on the scene a description of the attackers, and they broadcast it.
Michael said Officer T.R. Fitting, who was coming from farther away and still was on his way to the robbery scene, saw two people matching the description when he was on Cheek Road near Hardee Street, Michael said.
He stopped them and found the man’s cards, she said.
Edwards was also wanted in connection with a domestic dispute that happened Saturday and was charged with communicating threats and assault on a female in that case.
Edwards was held in lieu of $400,000 bail. Moseley was held on $280,000 bail.