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Four questioned after Durham armed robbery, chase

Posted February 6, 2013 11:42 p.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2013 12:09 a.m. EST

— Durham police detained four men for questioning in connection with a convenience store hold-up Wednesday night following a foot chase that briefly closed the Durham Freeway.

Police were dispatched to an armed robbery call at the Triangle Mini Mart, 4003 Fayetteville Road, around 9:45 p.m. Witnesses said two men wearing bandanas over their faces robbed the store at gunpoint and fled in a silver Mitsubishi.

A short time later, officers pulled over a similar-looking car in the 300 block of South Alston Avenue. Two men were detained then, and two more were taken in custody following a foot chase.

The freeway was closed from Fayetteville Street to the R. Kelly Bryant Jr. pedestrian bridge near South Alston Avenue for less than an hour.

No other information was released.