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U.S. marshals, Durham police arrest man on robbery, kidnapping charges

U.S. marshals and Durham police arrested a man at a Durham motel on charges of robbing a person with a gun last week, federal officials said Friday.

Michael Anthony Sposato, 22, of Bahama had taken a room at the Extended Stay America at 2504 E. N.C. 54, the marshals service said in a statement.

The service’s Joint Fugitive Task Force that combines deputy marshals and local and state officers in the central district of the state, raided the hotel Thursday morning and arrested Sposato without incident, spokeswoman Karrie Lewis said.

Sposato was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in a Dec. 12 incident on University Drive, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police said a man told police that he was robbed of a laptop computer, a power drill and his phone, jacket and keys when a man accosted him with a gun.

The man’s car was stolen several hours later and then found in Wake County, Michael said.

Sposato also is charged with attempted-robbery in Raleigh, records show.

Sposato was being held in the Durham County Jail in lieu of $1,250,000 bail.

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