Durham man charged in robbery, kidnapping

Suspect Rene Beristin Gonzalez

November 12, 2011 2:54:30 PM PST
A Durham man is spending his birthday in the Wake County Jail, after police here arrested him on a series of charges.Rene Beristin Gonzalez, 19, is accused of stealing a 2004 Nissan Titan at gunpoint - and robbing one of the truck's owners.

Police eventually caught up to him - but when they did - investigators say he told them there was a bomb in the truck.

There was no bomb - but saying there is - is a crime. So, Gonzalez is charged with making a false bomb threat.

That charge - along with ones for resisting a public officer, not having a driver's license, breaking and entering, possessing a stolen motor vehicle, possessing burglary tools, robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, and larceny of a motor vehicle - earned Gonzalez a trip behind bars - with a bond of more than $315,000.

He's also accused of failing to appear on older charges.

A judge will sort it all out - on Monday.

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