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Man charged with robbing women at knifepoint

Posted March 7, 2010

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— A Durham man has been arrested on charges that he robbed two women at knifepoint in Wake County on Dec. 1, 2009, according to arrest warrants.

Tomako Dangelo Bass, 23, of 2916 Roxboro St., faces two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and identity theft and one count each of second-degree kidnapping and obtaining property by false pretense.

Bass demanded that the women hand over their debit cards and tell him their personal-identification numbers, according to the warrants. It wasn't clear where the robberies happened.

He made a purchase and got cash back with one debit card and withdrew cash from an ATM with the other card, the warrant says.

Bass was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $150,000 secured bond.

Bass was sentenced to probation for a 2005 conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery in Wake County, according to state Department of Correction records. That probation was revoked, and he spent more than two years in prison. DOC records show that he served an additional nine months for a post-release violation and was released again in March 2009. While in prison, he racked up 25 infractions.

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  • working for deadbeats Mar 8, 2010

    Next time maybe he'll actually use that knife. Then we can all wonder what went wrong and a family can plan a funeral.

  • Just the facts mam Mar 8, 2010

    As long as he is out, he will be committing more crimes...

  • daisy Mar 8, 2010

    When is the system going figure out that he WANTS to be in jail. Let him get his heart's desire by not letting him out this time.

  • vigorlady Mar 8, 2010

    I'd really like to know where "in Wake County" this robbery at knife point happened? As a woman, I'd like to be aware of where NOT to go in order to reduce the chance and/or avoid something like this happening to me.

  • GWALLY Mar 8, 2010

    ..."sentenced to probation for a 2005 conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery...that probation was revoked, and he spent more than two years in prison....he served an additional nine months for a post-release violation and was released again in March 2009. While in prison, he racked up 25 infractions...."

    So there you go....more of that liberal justice for you. What are we waiting for here....murder??????????

  • Caring Mar 8, 2010

    Put him @ Central for about a year and this would teach him something!

  • notagain1903 Mar 8, 2010

    I would love to help this guy with 4 easy steps.
    1 open cell
    2 close cell
    3 lock cell
    4 lose key
    Anybody else going down the same path please feel free to join him....

  • Fishman Mar 8, 2010

    This misunderstood young man just needs a second chance. He is really a good person at heart.

  • ncguy Mar 8, 2010

    rotating door...

  • rargos Mar 8, 2010

    And he'll be out on the streets doing it again in 12-24 months.