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Durham man arrested for October armed robbery

Posted December 19, 2016 5:46 p.m. EST
Updated December 19, 2016 9:07 p.m. EST

Elijah Rakwon Swain

— Durham police have arrested 19-year-old Elijah Rakwon Swain who is charged with an Oct. 24 armed robbery on Chapel Hill Road.

A man told officers he was getting out of his truck in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Chapel Hill Road when he was approached by two men.

One man was armed with a gun and the second was armed with a knife.

The suspects took the victim’s phone and wedding ring, and his 13-year-old son was scratched during the robbery.

Swain has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and assault by pointing a gun. The second suspect has not been identified.

Swain was being held Monday night at the Durham County Jail under $805,000 bond.