Durham police arrest two in robberies

Uri Lamar Burns and Travis Markee Lennon (Images courtesy Durham Police Department)

December 17, 2012 7:51:55 AM PST
Police say they've made two arrests in a pair of unrelated robberies that took place within 40 minutes of each other on Sunday morning.

The first robbery was reported at 10 a.m. on Beverly Drive. A man told officers he was in his driveway when a man armed with a gun and a black mask over the lower half of his face approached demanding money.

Police spotted a man matching the suspect's description and arrested 21-year-old Uri Lamar Burns after a foot chase. He was allegedly carrying a gun. The victim's wallet was recovered.

Burns was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods and resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official.

Forty minutes later, police went to a robbery call in the 4600 block of University Drive. A woman told officers she was in her vehicle when a man armed with a gun approached her and demanded money. The woman told him she had no cash but he took her iPhone and a debit card. He then forced her into her apartment and took an MP3 player.

Police later arrested 21-year-old Travis Markee Lennon and recovered some of the stolen items. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

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