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Durham man charged in connection with multiple armed robberies

Posted June 14, 2018 2:07 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man was arrested Thursday in connection with three robberies in April and May.

Authorities said Devonte Daquan Cozart, 23, was arrested Thursday morning at an apartment complex at 2519 S. Roxboro St. and charged with two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, common-law robbery and attempted common-law robbery.

On April 18, authorities said Cozrat got into a cab on South Roxboro Street, placed a gun to the driver’s stomach and demanded money. Cozart fled after the driver screamed, police said.

On April 24, authorities said Cozart robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint at 2519 S. Roxboro Street. He fled with cash and their cellphones, police said.

On May 1, two men assaulted a man in a shopping center parking lot at 2000 Avondale Drive and placed him face-down on the ground. The men took the victim’s wallet and the victim was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Cozart was being held at the Durham County Jail without bond.