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Man charged in attempted robbery of credit union

Posted May 9, 2009 8:31 a.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2009 4:22 p.m. EDT

— Police arrested a Durham man Thursday in connection with the attempted robbery of the Generations Community Credit Union, 123 W. Main St.

Police said a man entered the bank around 4:35 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. Staffers told police they didn't see a weapon, but the man said he would fire if the teller didn't comply. When co-workers gathered around the teller, though, he grabbed the note and fled without any money, police said.

A few minutes later, Lt. H.D. Alexander spotted a man matching the suspect description, sitting on a bicycle beside the ATM at the State Employees Credit Union, 504 S. Duke St., behind the Durham Police Headquarters. Alexander arrested the man, identified as Octavious Roger Inges, 35, of South Elm Street.

Inges was charged with attempted common-law robbery and was also served an outstanding warrant for possession of stolen goods. He was being held in the Durham Count Jail under a $101,000 bond Friday.

Police said that Inges was arrested in 1998 and charged with robbing a Wachovia Bank on Angier Avenue.

According to state Department of Correction records, Inges has convictions for selling drugs, larceny and possession of drugs, dating from the early and mid-1990s.