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4 arrested in series of Durham robberies that targeted pizza-delivery drivers

From left: Raijon Bethea, Destiny Monique Dawson, Delavonta Hissan Moore, Kavon Wiliams
From left: Raijon Bethea, Destiny Monique Dawson, Delavonta Hissan Moore, Kavon Wiliams

Police have arrested four people in connection with a series of robberies in Durham in the past month, four of which targeted pizza-delivery drivers.

Suspects armed with guns and a pole robbed a pizza-delivery driver June 28 on Willowdale Drive, police said. They hit the driver in the head with a pole and stole pizza, a phone and a wallet. Police say the suspects tried to steal the driver’s car but were unable to drive a stick-shift.

A delivery driver was robbed of pizzas and money July 1 on Cedarwood Drive, police said. Another driver was robbed at gunpoint two days later on Cedarwood Drive, and the suspects stole the driver’s car.

A fourth delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint July 10 on Willowdale Drive, according to police.

Police also say a victim was robbed at gunpoint behind a convenience store July 2 on East Cornwallis Road. The sixth robbery occurred July 21, when a victim was robbed at gunpoint at a party on Cook Road.

Here are those who were arrested, the charges they face and their bail amount. All were taken to the Durham County Jail.

Raijon Bethea, 19, two charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; $250,000 bond. Bethea was arrested July 24 in Thomasville by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Destiny Monique Dawson, 17, two charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; $500,000 bond. Dawson was arrested July 26.

Delavonta Hissan Moore, 18, four charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and four charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; $1 million bond. Moore was arrested July 25.

Kavon Williams, 19, two charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; $500,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing, Durham police said in a news release Friday. Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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