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Convicted felons charged in Durham robbery

Posted March 2, 2011 5:34 p.m. EST

— The armed robbery of a Dollar General store in Durham Tuesday night led to the arrest of three men, including a convicted murderer and a man once sentenced to life in prison for armed robbery.

Police said that two gunmen wearing ski masks robbed the Dollar General Store, 2000 Chapel Hill Road, around 9 p.m.

Shortly after, police said, officers found the suspect vehicle in an apartment complex on Morehead Avenue, where they arrested Raymond Parker, 57, and Wallace Parker Jr., both of Morehead Avenue in Durham, and Alonzo Green, 48, of Dixon Road in Durham.

Raymond Parker was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Wallace Parker was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and Alonzo Green was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Wallace Parker was convicted of second-degree murder in 1986 in Durham and was released from prison in 2005, according to state Department of Correction records.

DOC records also show that Raymond Parker was sentenced to life in prison for 1980 armed robbery conviction, but that sentence was vacated. He was released in 2007, after also serving time for a conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.

While in prison, Raymond Parker had 41 infractions, and Wallace Parker 31 infractions, DOC records state. Both men had multiple infractions for provoking assault and weapon possession.