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Durham police arrest three people on robbery charges

Posted April 27, 2010

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— Durham police arrested two men and one woman Monday in connection with an armed home invasion on South Alston Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to a robbery at a home in the 200 block of South Alston Avenue at 8:31 a.m. Monday. Two residents of the home told officers that two men and a pregnant woman entered the house, robbed the victims at gunpoint and then tied their hands and locked them in a closet, authorities said. The victims were able to escape and call police.

Several minutes later, officers spotted two men and a woman matching the suspects’ descriptions in the 400 block of Lakewood Avenue and placed them under arrest, authorities said. Officers said they recovered a firearm and several stolen items.

Investigators charged Jerone Holman, 18, of South Roxboro St., Kevin Powell, 18, of West Enterprise St. and Brandy Leigh Riley, 24, of West Enterprise St., with two counts of robbery with a firearm, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, one count of conspiracy and one count of felony breaking and entering.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Investigator Rogers at 919-560-4935, ext. 29416, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • supernik87 Apr 27, 2010

    27615, if the two in the house did have a gun they would have tried to pull it on the robbers, but would have been shot before they ever even had a chance. Guns never solve anything, they're not even reliable protection.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 27, 2010

    "Looks like another woman who will have her baby in prison."

    Don't be so sure. This is why there is a high per capita crime rate in Durham. The hundreds of thugs in the area wind up in and out of jail in no time. Its a revolving door for some in the area. If you could truly put them away for a long time on their first offense, the police could clean up the streets really fast. But unfortunately, the police are fighting a losing battle.

  • nbforrest Apr 27, 2010

    Durham, City in Disguise!

  • 27615 Apr 27, 2010

    too bad those two in the house didn't have a gun!

  • autumnelayne Apr 27, 2010

    Looks like another woman who will have her baby in prison.