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Police Seek Durham Man Charged In Home Invasion

Posted December 22, 2004

— Durham police are trying to locate a man who has been charged with several felonies in connection with an incident on Thursday.

Police said the victims were inside a house on Arnette Avenue when they heard a knock on the door.

When the resident answered the door, three men rushed into the house and pistol-whipped a male victim. The man was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of a broken nose and other head injuries. A woman was also hit in the head with a gun.

As the suspects fled from the house, several shots were fired, according to police.

Investigators have charged Robert Martinez Jr. with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and second-degree kidnapping. Martinez is also wanted for a probation violation.

Martinez, 21, of 1029 Kent Street is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds. Investigators are still trying to identify the other two suspects.

Anyone with information on Martinez's whereabouts is asked to call Durham investigators at (919) 560-4440, ext. 235 or CrimeStoppers at 9919) 683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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