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Man arrested in Durham home invasion

Posted March 29, 2009 1:56 p.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2009 11:06 p.m. EDT

— Durham police arrested a man accused of an armed home invasion.

Two masked men armed with guns broke into a house on South Hoover Road around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and held 11 people, including three children, at gunpoint, police said. Several victims were also assaulted.

The two assailants fled the scene with money and other items.

Police arrested Christopher Keith Cook, 33, of Leesville Road, Sunday on charges of first-degree burglary, assault inflicting serious injury, several counts of second-degree kidnapping and several counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities held him in the Durham County Jail on a $2 million bond.

The second suspect, who has not been identified, was described as a black man with a light complexion in his late teens or early 20s with close-cut hair.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the identity of the second suspect to call Durham police at 910-560-4450, ext. 255, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.