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Fifth Suspect Arrested in String of Robberies

Posted April 8, 2008

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— Police have arrested the fifth suspect in a March 28 robbery and beating of a 54-year-old man on Morgan Street.

Tremain Antoine Jones, 30, of Grace Drive, was arrested on Tuesday. He was wanted for common-law robbery.

The other four teenaged suspects were arrested two days after the robbery of a woman a block from police headquarters.

The victim said Jones and several others followed him as he walked toward West Village around 8:40 p.m. He ran across the street, but the men ran after him, police said. They punched the victim several times and took his wallet, which contained cash and documents.

Brandon James Still, 16, of Guthrie Avenue; Abdul Jamal Winstead, 17, of Burch Avenue; Nelson Taurin Bullock, 17, of Ridgeway Avenue; and Reggie Teyon Armstrong, 17, of Burch Avenue have been arrested and charged with two counts of robbery.

The second robbery charge stems from the theft of a cell phone from a 51-year-old woman.

She flagged down K-9 Officer T.M. Tanner as he left police headquarters on West Chapel Hill Street around 8:10 p.m. March 30. She said she had just been robbed and pointed to four teens running on Duke Street.

Tanner and his K-9 Sherlock caught Armstrong after a brief foot chase. Officers arrested the other three teens on Chapel Hill Street near the Durham Freeway entrance.

Armstrong has also been charged in the robbery and beating of a second man on Morgan Street on March 28.

The 51-year-old victim told police Armstrong borrowed his cell phone and walked away it. When the man tried to get it back, he was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious, police said. Robbers also took his cash.

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  • ice cream Apr 8, 2008

    3 out of 5 of the local news stories are robberies in Durham.

    What does this tell us?