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Durham man facing numerous charges in several robberies

Posted November 22, 2019 7:21 p.m. EST

Mitchell Smith (Durham Police photo)

— Durham police arrested a man Friday and charged him with several counts of robbery and larceny in connection with thefts of money from four commercial businesses on Nov. 16.

Mitchell Lawrence, 30, was charged with committing the following incidents on Nov. 16:

  • 1:35 a.m. at Cookout at 4245 North Roxboro Street. A male reached through the walk-up window and stole cash. Smith was charged with one count of larceny.
  • 3:12 a.m. at Cookout at 3624 Hillsborough Road. A man pulled a gun and demanded money. Smith was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
  • 5:07 a.m. at Hardee’s at 3912 North Duke Street. A man ordered coffee and took cash from a register. He implied he had a gun. Smith was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
  • 6:45 a.m. at Coffee World at 3799 Guess Road. A man entered the business, ordered coffee and then grabbed cash from the register. Smith was charged with one count of larceny.

Lawrence was already in the Durham County Jail when the warrants were served. He was in jail in connection to a Nov. 20 common-law robbery and vandalism at Walgreens at 710 Fayetteville Street, police said. He is being held under a $110,000 bond.

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