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Ex-Durham firefighter pleads guilty to robbery spree

Posted March 14, 2013 2:07 p.m. EDT

— A former Durham firefighter has pleaded guilty to a string of robberies last year, according to a federal court document.

Damon Antoine Quick, 36, of 902 Estelle Court in Durham, was arrested last June during a robbery at a Dollar Tree store on Guess Road. Police said he was also responsible for seven other robberies between May 8 and June 1.

Each robbery happened near closing time, police said, and in each case, he took both cash from the business as well as wallets and cash from employees. Police investigating the crimes nicknamed him "Green Goblin" because he wore a green mask during the robberies.

Quick pleaded guilty in federal court in Winston-Salem in January to six counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count each of interference with commerce by attempted robbery and brandishing a firearm.

He will be sentenced later, when he faces up to 147 years in prison.

The Durham Fire Department, where Quick had worked since August 2003, fired him after his arrest.