Two arrested in connection with Durham armed robberies
Posted November 15, 2015 5:30 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — Durham police officers arrested two men late Saturday in connection with two armed robberies.
According to police, officers responded to a robbery call in the 1200 block of Leon Street at about 10 p.m. A male victim said he was in the parking lot of an apartment complex when he was robbed by two men with a gun. He said the men were driving a red car.
A few minutes later, officers were called to a robbery at an apartment complex at 311 South LaSalle Street. A male victim also told officers we was robbed by two men in a red car.
An officer nearby spotted a burgundy car turn onto Morreene Road at a high speed and stopped the vehicle.
Darence Qufon Pearson, 25, of Durham, and Raheem Norwood Bass, 22, of Hillsborough, were arrested and each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, police said. Bass was also arrested on a parole violation.
Officers found a loaded gun, cell phones and a wallet belonging to one of the victims in the car.
Both men were placed in the Durham County Jail under $1 million bonds.