Suspect sought in attempted hold-up at Durham Kroger
Posted August 21, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Durham police are looking for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob a man loading groceries into his truck early Sunday morning in a Kroger parking lot.
James Odis Sowell Jr., 49, of Durham, is wanted on a charge of attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Aug. 18 crime outside the grocery store on North Pointe Drive.
The victim told police that a man approached him, hit him in his side with an unknown object and demanded money. But investigators said the man fled when the victim grabbed a rake from his truck and started to call 911.
Anyone with information about Sowell's whereabouts is asked to contact the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4582, extension 29248, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.