Durham police arrest 4 in armed robbery of cell phone store

Clockwise, from top left, Jayrell Kersey, Timothy Chavis, Reed, and Brandon Holloway, (Durham Police Department)

Durham police said Thursday that they arrested four men and charged them with robbing a mobile phone store at gunpoint Wednesday evening.

The suspects were arrested Wednesday night, shortly after the robbery at the Boost Mobile store at 4201 University Drive about 6:30 p.m.

Police said three men wearing hoodies entered Boost Mobile and demanded money. At least one man was armed with a gun.

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A short time later, officers spotted a possible suspect vehicle on Hillsborough Road and stopped it near Hillandale Road. Officers recovered property stolen during the robbery and a gun from the vehicle.

Officers arrested the four occupants of the vehicle - 19-year-old Jayrell Kersey, 17-year-old Timothy Chavis, 17-year-old Elijah Reed and 22-year-old Brandon Holloway, all of Durham.

They were all charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. All four were placed in the Durham County Jail under $250,000 bonds.

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