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Parolee wanted in Durham armed robberies

Posted July 11, 2009 9:43 a.m. EDT

— Durham police have identified a man on parole for two armed robberies as the suspect in two violent crimes in the past two weeks.

Antonio Rawshawn McGee, 26, of Banner Street, is wanted on two charges each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping and one count each of attempted common-law robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

On June 30, a man and woman walking in the 900 block of West Main Street shortly before 10 p.m. were approached by a man from behind. The man held them at gunpoint and robbed them of cash, a cell phone and a wallet, police said.

On July 3, a man told police that another man with an unknown object in his hand tried to take his wallet in 100 block of Fuller Street around 11:15 p.m. The victim fought the robber, who ran away without taking anything.

Anyone with information on McGhee’s whereabouts should call Investigator Rogers at 919-560-4406, ext. 29416 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

State Department of Correction records show that McGhee is on parole until October. He was released Jan. 20 after serving 6½ years for December 2001 armed robberies in Orange and Wake counties.

Before then, McGhee was sentenced to probation after being convicted of breaking-and-entering, two counts larceny, aiding and abetting carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized use of conveyance and drug possession in Durham County in 2000.