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Durham Police describe chase that netted robbery suspect

Posted September 15, 2008 7:40 p.m. EDT
Updated September 16, 2008 10:14 a.m. EDT

— Police officers on Monday described a foot chase that lead to the capture of an armed robbery suspect early Sunday.

Clerks told police that Kristopher Lanottis Page, 35, of Hearthside Street, entered the Kangaoroo Mart, 2503 N.C. Highway 55, shortly before 5:30 a.m.

Page pulled a gun out of his pocket and ordered the clerk to get out the way, Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said. Page took some cash and fled then on foot.

The clerks gave a suspect description, and officers spotted Page running in the 2300 block of South Alston Avenue. Police surrounded the area, and K-9 Officer T.M. Tanner and his dog, Sherlock, started to track the suspect.

Officers spotted Page several times around Collier Road, Wintergreen Place and Crowell Street before Sgt. A.L. Gooch noticed a motion-detector light go on on at a house at Paomna Drive, Michael said.

Officers chased Page and caught him in the yard of a house at 1536 Pomona Drive.

Page was charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held in the Durham County Jail under a $250,000 bond Monday.

Page is under probation in Durham County for a 2007 conviction for unauthorized use of conveyance, according to state Department of Correction records.

His criminal record, including three convictions for common-law robbery and drug offenses, dating to 1992.