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Durham man sought in Cary robbery, burglary

Posted July 1, 2011 1:21 p.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2011 6:27 p.m. EDT

— Cary police warned Friday that a Durham man suspected in a strong-arm robbery and burglary should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police said that a woman saw Anwar Antaun Overby breaking into a house on Park Crest Drive Monday afternoon. She called police and the homeowner, then got his license plate number. When Overby saw her, he assaulted her and fled, police said.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at WakeMed Apex.

Overby was last seen driving a silver 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, with North Carolina plate number RZW-1508. Police said they've exhausted all leads in looking for him.

Overby, 27, of Griffith Place in Durham, is wanted on charges of felony breaking and entering, common-law robbery and felony larceny. He also has a handful of outstanding warrants in Durham County, police said.

Anyone with information about Overby's whereabouts is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Overy's criminal record dates to 2003 and includes numerous counts of breaking and entering and larceny, along with conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to state Department of Correction records.