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Employee pulls gun, foils Durham robbery

Posted July 4, 2014

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— A Durham convenience store robbery was foiled Friday morning after an employee surprised the suspect with a firearm.

An employee told officers that a man walked into Tobacco Plus, 2017 Chapel Hill Road, at 7:23 a.m. armed with a long gun and demanded money.

The man fled after the employee pulled out a gun, police said. The employee then fired shots, striking the back window of the suspect’s vehicle, police said. No one was injured.

A short time later, officers found the vehicle on the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Road.

Robert Miller, 53, of 1502 Chapel Hill Road, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault by pointing a gun.


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