Arrest made in Tobacco Trail robbery

Derrick Wells (Image courtesy Durham Police Department)
August 2, 2013 3:12:45 PM PDT
Police say they've charged a man in a June 18 robbery along the Durham section of the American Tobacco Trail.

Derrick Wells, 22, of Otis Street, faces two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in the Durham County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

The charges come after two men walking on the trail between Otis Street and Fayetteville Street the evening of June 18 reported two males robbed them at gunpoint. The robbers got away with $4 and a cell phone.

The second suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J.J. Locklear at (919) 560-4415, ext. 29309 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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