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Four questioned after Durham armed robbery, chase

Posted February 6, 2013
Updated February 7, 2013

— Durham police detained four men for questioning in connection with a convenience store hold-up Wednesday night following a foot chase that briefly closed the Durham Freeway.

Police were dispatched to an armed robbery call at the Triangle Mini Mart, 4003 Fayetteville Road, around 9:45 p.m. Witnesses said two men wearing bandanas over their faces robbed the store at gunpoint and fled in a silver Mitsubishi.

A short time later, officers pulled over a similar-looking car in the 300 block of South Alston Avenue. Two men were detained then, and two more were taken in custody following a foot chase.

The freeway was closed from Fayetteville Street to the R. Kelly Bryant Jr. pedestrian bridge near South Alston Avenue for less than an hour.

No other information was released.


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  • paultaylorsr100 Feb 7, 2013

    Not new or stolen. The nest time you see a Temp. Tag look at the expiration date, if you can even read it. There must be a flea market somewhere that sells these things.

  • southerntalent Feb 7, 2013

    good job by the durham pd last night,did younotice on the news the car they were up againt must have been new or stolen as it had 30 day tags