Arrests in Durham bank muggings

Vernon Toomer and Duane Curtis Bond (Images courtesy Durham Police Department)
April 30, 2013 3:02:40 PM PDT
Durham police have arrested two men in a series of strong arm robberies in bank parking lots.

Vernon Toomer, 40, of Morreene Road is charged with attempted common-law robbery, conspiracy and possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with an April 8 incident at Wells-Fargo at 3600 North Duke Street.

Investigators have  also charged Duane Curtis Bond, 43, of Maymount Drive with attempted common-law robbery and felony conspiracy in connection with an April 12 incident at Wells-Fargo at 3600 North Duke Street.

Bond was also arrested on charges from three incidents in March.  He was charged with common-law robbery, felony conspiracy and possession of a stolen vehicle in three incidents:

  • March 12 in the parking lot of SunTrust Bank, 5112 North Roxboro Street.
  • March 15 in the parking lot of Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Boulevard.
  • March 18 in the parking lot of SunTrust Bank, 2008 East NC 54 Highway.

Bond was arrested with a second man by Orange County Sheriff's deputies on April 23 following a robbery in the parking lot of a Wells-Fargo Bank in Mebane. Bond was charged with common-law robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with the Mebane robbery. He is currently in the Alamance County Jail.

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