Crime notes: Oct. 3

October 3, 2013 

Police charge 4 with armed robbery

Durham police arrested four men on armed robbery and drug trafficking charges Tuesday after an armed robbery on North Roxboro Road.

Officers were dispatched at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to an armed robbery call behind Upchurch Drugs in the 5100 block of North Roxboro Road. A deliveryman told officers three men wearing ski masks robbed him at gunpoint and then fled in a vehicle driven by a fourth man.

A witness gave officers a description of the vehicle and officers located the vehicle and four suspects approximately an hour later on Elmira Street.

Officers arrested Brandon Louis Dent, 20, Emmanuel Wesley McGilberry, 24, Shawn Hunter, 21, and Damonte Lydell Turner, 21, all of Durham. Investigators charged all four men with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy, six counts of possession of controlled substances with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and five counts of trafficking in Schedule 1 controlled substances.

All four men were placed in Durham County Jail under $3.5 million bail.

Woman charged with abducting boys

A woman is charged with felony abduction of children after taking her two sons from Hillandale Elementary School Tuesday.

Selma Diaz, 46, does not have legal custody of the two boys, who had last been seen Tuesday morning in the school parking lot.

Daniel Isai Banegas Diaz, 6, and Jeremias Isaac Banegas Diaz, 5, were unharmed and with their mother when she turned herself into the Carrboro Police Department Tuesday evening, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Missing police dog found safe

A Chapel Hill Police Department dog that went briefly AWOL after he escaped a fenced-in yard in Parkwood on Monday afternoon was reunited with his handlers that evening.

The 6-year-old Belgian Malinois named Kearny was wearing a chain collar but no identifying tags. The canine, also known as a Belgian shepherd dog, has a light tan coat with black markings and resembles a German shepherd.

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