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Two Durham robbery suspects arrested

Posted August 29, 2008 4:25 p.m. EDT
Updated August 29, 2008 9:48 p.m. EDT

— Police this week arrested two Durham men sought on charges of robbery and kidnapping.

Michael Leverette, 35, of Independence Avenue, surrendered at the Durham County Jail on Friday, police said. He was held under a bond of more than $1.5 million.

Monday, the Highway Patrol in Wake County arrested Gregory Bernard Webb, 49, of South Alston Avenue. he was being held at the Wake County Jail.

The suspects face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy for allegedly robbing two men at gunpoint in the parking lot of Henderson’s Auto Paint & Body Shop at 701 North Mangum St. on July 19.

Earlier this month, Webb and Leverette were each charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of second-degree kidnapping in connection with an incident the same day in the 1900 block of South Alston Avenue, Durham Police Public Information Officer Kammie Michael said.

Three men told investigators that they were bound and robbed at gunpoint by three other men, Michael said. The third male suspect in the incident has not yet been identified.