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Durham police seek man on theft charges

Posted February 13, 2009 2:22 p.m. EST
Updated February 13, 2009 4:58 p.m. EST

— Durham police are looking for a 40-year-old man on charges that he stole and used a debit card less than two weeks after he had finished serving a five-month sentence for credit-card theft.

Police said they believe that Calvin Lewis Davis, of Elizabeth Street, took the debit card and other items from a purse in an office at 115 Market St. Tuesday. Someone then used the debit card at a convenience store on Alston Avenue.

Davis was charged with financial card theft, obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft and larceny.

Davis is known to frequent the areas of Strebor Street, Linwood Avenue, Barnes Avenue and Camden Avenue.

Davis was released from prison Jan. 29 after serving five months for credit-card theft, according to state Department of Correction records. Since 1990, he has spent more than 12 years behind bars for first- and second-degree kidnapping, larceny, nonpayment of child support and drug violations.

Anyone with information about where Davis might be was asked to call Investigator A.C. Rogers at 919-560-4406, ext. 270, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.