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Durham man sought in Cary robbery, burglary

Posted July 1, 2011

— Cary police warned Friday that a Durham man suspected in a strong-arm robbery and burglary should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police said that a woman saw Anwar Antaun Overby breaking into a house on Park Crest Drive Monday afternoon. She called police and the homeowner, then got his license plate number. When Overby saw her, he assaulted her and fled, police said.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at WakeMed Apex.

Overby was last seen driving a silver 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, with North Carolina plate number RZW-1508. Police said they've exhausted all leads in looking for him.

Overby, 27, of Griffith Place in Durham, is wanted on charges of felony breaking and entering, common-law robbery and felony larceny. He also has a handful of outstanding warrants in Durham County, police said.

Anyone with information about Overby's whereabouts is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Overy's criminal record dates to 2003 and includes numerous counts of breaking and entering and larceny, along with conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • randall0123a Jul 5, 2011

    Eventually this criminal will break into the home of a gun owner, and then we will only see this menace to society one last time in the news - in the obituaries.

  • The7thSeal Jul 1, 2011

    Why does he look So angry in a DMV photo?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 1, 2011

    @pwadem, your comment has only succeeded in showing your own true colors...

  • pwadem Jul 1, 2011

    He a good boy. He be hanging with the wrong crowd.

  • justinreehl Jul 1, 2011

    "Police said they've exhausted all leads in looking for him."

    UM, they have his name, address, picture, license plate and description of a car he was driving... This just happened today, how can they have exhausted all leads?

  • Vita Brevis Ars Longa Jul 1, 2011

    The great No.# 1 export of Durham...CRIME!

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 1, 2011

    Since he is arm and dangerous, shoot first and ask questions later. He's going to end up killing someone, get him first!

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  • ncguy Jul 1, 2011

    multiple repeat offender and spends only 10 months?

    Wow I guess crime does pay.

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 1, 2011

    Holy cow. I used to live on Parkcrest. Glad she wasn't hurt badly and I hope they get this guy fast.