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Two arrested in connection with Durham armed robberies

Posted November 15, 2015

Darence Qufon Pearson, 25, of Durham, and Raheem Norwood Bass, 22, of Hillsborough

— Durham police officers arrested two men late Saturday in connection with two armed robberies.

According to police, officers responded to a robbery call in the 1200 block of Leon Street at about 10 p.m. A male victim said he was in the parking lot of an apartment complex when he was robbed by two men with a gun. He said the men were driving a red car.

A few minutes later, officers were called to a robbery at an apartment complex at 311 South LaSalle Street. A male victim also told officers we was robbed by two men in a red car.

An officer nearby spotted a burgundy car turn onto Morreene Road at a high speed and stopped the vehicle.

Darence Qufon Pearson, 25, of Durham, and Raheem Norwood Bass, 22, of Hillsborough, were arrested and each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, police said. Bass was also arrested on a parole violation.

Officers found a loaded gun, cell phones and a wallet belonging to one of the victims in the car.

Both men were placed in the Durham County Jail under $1 million bonds.

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  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 16, 2015
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    2 more residents of the revolving door judicial hotel.