Durham man, accomplice arrested in string of robberies

Jamell Anthony Nunn, left, and Ramonte Pettiford (Durham Police Department)

A Durham man has been arrested and charged with robbing two businesses at gunpoint and attempting to rob a bank, Durham Police said Friday.

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Jamell Anthony Nunn, 28, was arrested on Delray Street by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Nunn is charged with robbing the Extended Stay America at 3105 Tower Boulevard on September 6. A man approached the counter, pulled out a gun and demanded money. Nunn was arrested on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He is also charged with armed robbery of the Subway at 401 East Lakewood Avenue on September 5.

In that incident, two men entered the business together shortly before 6:45 p.m. One ordered a cookie while the second man pulled out a silver revolver and pointed it at the manager while the manager was opening the cash register.

The two men grabbed money from the register and ran from the business. Nunn and a second man, 25-year-old Ramonte Pettiford, were both charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

In addition, Nunn and Pettiford have been charged with attempting to rob Mechanics & Farmers Bank at 2705 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.

In that incident, two men wearing coats entered the bank around 12:45 p.m. One approached the counter and handed a teller a note demanding money and implying the use of a gun. No weapon was seen. Both men left the bank without getting any money.

Nunn and Pettiford were charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Nunn was also arrested on outstanding charges from the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

Nunn has been placed in the Durham County Jail under a $2.255 million bond.
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