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Durham man arrested in Dog House robbery

Posted July 26, 2011

— Durham police have arrested a man they say robbed a food vendor outside a Shell station earlier this month.

Ronnie Donnell Smith, 51, of James Street, was charged Monday with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held in the Durham County jail under a $250,000 bond on Tuesday.

Investigators said Smith placed an order at the walk-up window of the Dog House, 921 N. Miami Blvd., at around 7:45 p.m. on July 14, and then pointed an object that police believe might have been a gun at the cashier.

He demanded money and told the cashier to lie on the ground before fleeing with an undetermined amount of cash, investigators said.


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  • lrfarms27572 Jul 26, 2011

    you dont rob a Dog House....I mean really!

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 26, 2011

    What ya talking about, he placed an order, the report didn't say he didn't take it.

  • mikeyj Jul 26, 2011

    PETA pressing charges for leaving a golden lab homeless!

  • Big Mike Jul 26, 2011

    Just don't steal the chili!.....

  • u stand corrected Jul 26, 2011

    Should have gone to Burger King. They let you have it your way!

  • u stand corrected Jul 26, 2011

    Between the cops and homeowners, we might start cleaning up the streets. Funeral homes are DYING for their business.

  • johnny2times Jul 26, 2011

    good job Durham PD...this one and the 2 bank robbers...

  • rwest Jul 26, 2011

    Robber should get a real job like selling hot dogs, maybe the state will hire him to make small rocks out of big rocks..LOL

  • jlsmith4758 Jul 26, 2011

    I love the dog house!

  • danunger Jul 26, 2011

    The Hot Dog vendor can take lessons from the Poker Players...