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Man charged with robbing women at knifepoint

Posted March 7, 2010 1:53 p.m. EST
Updated March 7, 2010 3:27 p.m. EST

— A Durham man has been arrested on charges that he robbed two women at knifepoint in Wake County on Dec. 1, 2009, according to arrest warrants.

Tomako Dangelo Bass, 23, of 2916 Roxboro St., faces two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and identity theft and one count each of second-degree kidnapping and obtaining property by false pretense.

Bass demanded that the women hand over their debit cards and tell him their personal-identification numbers, according to the warrants. It wasn't clear where the robberies happened.

He made a purchase and got cash back with one debit card and withdrew cash from an ATM with the other card, the warrant says.

Bass was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $150,000 secured bond.

Bass was sentenced to probation for a 2005 conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery in Wake County, according to state Department of Correction records. That probation was revoked, and he spent more than two years in prison. DOC records show that he served an additional nine months for a post-release violation and was released again in March 2009. While in prison, he racked up 25 infractions.