Men suspected in string of robberies in Durham and Wake County

DURHAM (WTVD) -- The Durham Police Department has released surveillance video of two men that are suspected in a string of robberies in Durham and Wake County.

The video is from a robbery October 7 at the Tobacco Plus Mini Mart at 2017 Chapel Hill Road. The men came into the store shortly before 10 p.m. and robbed the clerks at gunpoint. One suspect fired shots as they left the store. No one was injured.

Investigators believe the same men also committed the following robberies:

  • A woman was taking out trash in the 1500 block of South Roxboro Street around 7:30 p.m. on October 7 when two males in a small white car pulled up next to her. The passenger got out of the car and robbed the female of a phone, cigarettes and other items at gunpoint.

  • A female was getting out of her car in a parking lot in the 3700 block of Southwest Durham Drive around 8 p.m. on October 7 when a small white car occupied by two males pulled up behind her. The males robbed the victim of her purse at gunpoint and told her to lie on the ground.

  • A short time later, a female was in a parked car in the parking lot of Hardees at 2721 Chapel Hill Road when a male armed with a gun tapped on her window. The female blew her horn several times, scaring the male away. The male and a second male fled in a small white car.

A few minutes later, officers spotted a small white vehicle on University Drive, which matched the description of the car used in the robberies. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. Officers chased the car until it stopped near Old Chapel Hill Road and Scottish Lane. The two occupants jumped out and ran. They were not caught. The car had been reported stolen at gunpoint earlier in the day in Garner. Officers found several stolen items and a gun inside the car.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts or the identities of the two unknown males is asked to call Investigator C. Moody at (919) 560-4583, ext. 29163 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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