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Six Durham Teens Arrested In Connection To Multiple Crimes

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police investigators have arrested six teenagers on charges of robbery, kidnapping and burglary in connection with a carjacking and a home invasion that happened in September.

The teens are suspects in several other robberies in the West End neighborhood.

The teens are charged with stealing a woman's car at gunpoint Sept. 20on House Avenue.

The victim told police that seven young boys wearing skimasks approached her and asked her for money at gunpoint. They then forcedher out of her Nissan Pathfinder and fled in the Pathfinder.

The suspects are also charged in connection with an armed home invasion Sept. 27on Lafayette Street. The victims said they were outside on the porch whenseven or eight teens approached them and demanded money at gunpoint.

The teens reportedly forced the victims into the house, where a struggle took place. Threevictims sustained minor injuries during the struggle.

Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit and the Gang Resistance Unitdeveloped information about these cases earlier this week and arrested allsix teens within 48 hours.

Four of the six teens are juveniles, ranging from 13 to 15 years old. Theyhave been placed in the Durham County Youth Home on Broad Street.

Investigators charged Walter "Dirty" Chavis IV, 17, of Weldon Terrace andCleveland "Psycho" Edwards, 17, address unknown, with fourcounts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and threecounts of kidnapping.

Violent Crimes Unit investigators are reviewing open and inactive robberycases in the West End area to determine if further charges will be filed.

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