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Men arrested in Cary home invasion make first court appearance

Posted June 20

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— Three people arrested and charged in connection to a home invasion and kidnapping in Cary last week made their first court appearance Monday afternoon.

John Battle, 23, of Dawkins Street, Durham, is charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony second-degree kidnapping and felony first-degree burglary. Tycorey Tabron, 24, of Old Zebulon Road, Wendell, and Justin Atwater, 16, of Dawkins Street, Durham, were both charged with felony accessory after the fact.

Battle was ordered Monday to be held without bond.

According to Cary police, five men forced their way into a home on Sandy Whispers Place early Thursday morning and held the homeowners at gunpoint, stole valuables from the home and forced one person to go to a nearby ATM to withdraw cash. An SUV stolen from the victim's house was later found burning in Durham.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Town of Cary's non-emergency line at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.

The investigation is ongoing.


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