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Four arrested in Raleigh robberies

Posted October 2, 2011 2:50 p.m. EDT
Updated October 2, 2011 3:10 p.m. EDT

— Authorities have arrested three men and a woman from Durham and Granville counties in connection with four armed robberies in Raleigh over two weeks in September.

Jahlil La Vern Allen, 22, Jared Alvin Jones, 23, and Jasmine Renee Venable, 22, were all arrested at a house in the 800 block of South Alston Avenue in Durham. Diaz Omar Cuthrell, 27, was arrested in a house on 12th Street in Butner.

Raleigh police investigators said they believe that all four suspects robbed people outside hotels and motels on three occasions:


  • 2610 Westinghouse Blvd. around 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 20
  • 3531 Wake Forest Road around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 22
  • 6209 Glenwood Ave. around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 27

Police also believe that Cuthrell and Jones robbed a person at 4810 Bluestone Drive around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

Cuthrell and Jones were charged with five counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping. Allen and Venable were charged with four counts each of the same three charges.

Cuthrell served 7½ years in prison for 2002 and 2003 convictions for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, three counts of armed robbery, four assault charges and common-law robbery, according to state Department of Correction records.