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Police arrest 'armed and dangerous' robbery suspect in Raleigh

Posted June 18
Updated June 19

— A suspect who police believed to be "armed and dangerous" was arrested late Saturday night for his believed connection to a carjacking and a series of robberies.

James Daniel Bloodworth, 58, was arrested after Durham officers spotted a stolen black Nissan Xterra in the 2100 block of Liberty Street and attempted to stop it. The driver, later identified as Bloodworth, attempted to flee by driving through Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Bloodworth is charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by felon and fleeing/eluding arrest. He is also charged with damaging several gravestones while trying to escape.

Police said Bloodworth was a suspect in three robberies Wednesday morning – at Circle K at 4100 Western Blvd., at IBeauty at 3131 Capital Blvd. and at CVS at 4309 New Bern Ave. – and another on Thursday at Avent Ferry Cleaners at 3209 Avent Ferry Road.

Wake County crime spree

A Raleigh police officer spotted Bloodworth just before 10 a.m. Friday near the intersection of South Raleigh Boulevard and Poole Road and gave chase, but Bloodworth was able to get away.

About two hours later, a woman reported having her 2014 white Toyota Camry stolen from the intersection of South Wilmington and East Davie streets.

Raleigh carjack search

Police say Bloodworth is a suspect in that crime as well.​


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