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Durham man found hiding under sink after robbery, police standoff

Posted April 12

Jones was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony speeding to elude law enforcement officers, driving without a license and hit-and-run.

— Two people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a Tuesday night armed robbery in Durham.

Authorities said victims were parking their Nissan Sentra in an apartment complex at 1835 Cheek Road at about 10:30 p.m. when a man displaying a gun approached them and stole their car.

A second man in a nearby gray car followed the stolen Nissan out of the parking lot, police said.

Officers spotted the Nissan on East Club Boulevard about 10 minutes later and attempted to stop it but the driver, identified as Davayon Traquell Jones, 23, of Durham, led them on a chase toward Dearborn Drive.

Jones jumped out of the car near the intersection of Dearborn Drive and Keystone Place and was found hiding under a sink in an Oxford Manor apartment following a standoff that lasted several hours.

Jones was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony speeding to elude law enforcement officers, driving without a license and hit-and-run.

A 15-year-old, who was driving the gray car which has also been reported stolen, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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