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Man arrested at Durham motel in connection with string of armed robberies

Posted May 9, 2018 8:41 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:13 a.m. EDT

— A man was arrested at a Durham motel Wednesday in connection with a string of armed robberies over the past week.

Durham police said officers located a vehicle believed to have been used in several armed robberies the in parking lot of the Extended Stay America motel at 3105 Tower Boulevard. Officers knocked on a motel door in an attempt to execute a search warrant, but received no answer, police said.

Following a brief stand-off, Daniel Rolando Platt, 24, and Brandy Nunn, 30, were taken into custody.

Authorities said Platt was charged in connection with the following incidents:

  • On May 3, a woman was getting out of her car in the 1200 block of Leon Street when a man got out of an SUV, pointed a gun at her chest and grabbed her purse.
  • On May 5, a man was working on his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 700 Morreene Road when a man jumped out of a black SUV, placed a gun against the victim’s torso and took his wallet and cash.
  • On May 7, a woman was removing items from her car in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 4230 Garret Road when a man pulled up beside her, pointed a gun at her and took her purse.

Authorities said no injuries were reported in connection with the robberies.

Authorities on Wednesday recovered two guns, one of which had been reported stolen in Durham County, and items belonging to the robbery victims, police said.

Platt was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of felony conspiracy, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Nunn was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers.

Authorities said the investigation into the robberies is ongoing and anybody with information is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.