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Men arrested after armed robbery at Durham apartment

Posted May 1

Three men were arrested Saturday after an armed robbery outside an apartment complex.

— Three men were arrested Saturday after an armed robbery outside an apartment complex.

Around 10:30 p.m., officers with the Durham Police Department responded to an incident in the parking lot of a community located at 2112 Broad Street.

According to officials, a man was standing by his car with a woman and two young girls inside when two men armed with guns approached him. One man pointed a gun at the driver while another pointed a gun at the woman inside the car and took her purse.

The suspects fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet Cobalt with temporary tags.

Officers located the vehicle and suspects at the Joy Mart located at 2109 North Roxboro Street.

Two men – Frankie Lamonte Pettiford, 33, of Durham and Cortez Young, 23, of Roxboro – were arrested and charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony conspiracy. Pettiford was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm and a parole violation. He was placed in Durham County Jail without a bond. Young was also charged with failure to appear in court on a marijuana possession charge. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $501,000 bond.

A third man, Rashaun Hayes-Watson, 24, of Durham, was charged with two counts of felony conspiracy for robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $60,000 bond.

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  • Sean Creasy May 2, 7:51 a.m.
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    And yet people are still protesting that the Durham PD is "over policing" when it comes to "people of color"... SMH...

  • Lance Cotten May 1, 3:29 p.m.
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    Another on par story out of good ole Durham... Felons will always be able to get guns! hope these three goobers have a nice long stay in the state "pen"!

  • Eric Bohlen May 1, 12:23 p.m.
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    Durham being Durham