DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham Police have charged two people, including a 16-year-old, in connection with an Oct. 7 armed robbery at the Tobacco Plus Mini Mart at 2017 Chapel Hill Road in Durham.
Junior Fidel Ramos, 21, of Zebulon and Antonio Navarro-Saldivar, 16, of Raleigh are both charged with two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection to the crime.
Police said both men entered the store shortly before 10 p.m. on Oct. 7 and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The police released video of the robbery.
Ramos and Navarro-Saldivar are also both charged with one count each of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts each of conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Durham Police said Ramos was at the Wake County Jail but Navarro-Saldivar is not in custody at this time.
Durham Police said additional charges are pending for both Ramos and Navarro-Saldivar.
Prior to robbing the Tobacco Plus Mini Mart, Ramos and Navarro-Saldivar are also suspected of committing three robberies in Durham and robbing two women of their vehicles in Wake County.
Other crimes believed to be committed by Ramos and Navarro-Saldivar:
• A woman was taking out trash in the 1500 block of South Roxboro Street around 7:30 p.m. on October 7 when two men in a small white car pulled up next to her. The passenger got out of the car and robbed the woman of a phone, cigarettes and other items at gunpoint.
• A woman was getting out of her car in a parking lot in the 3700 block of Southwest Durham Drive around 8 p.m. on October 7 when a small white car occupied by two men pulled up behind her. The men robbed the victim of her purse at gunpoint and told her to lie on the ground.
• A short time later, a woman was in a parked car in the parking lot of Hardees at 2721 Chapel Hill Road when a man armed with a gun tapped on her window. The woman blew her horn several times, scaring the man away. The man and a second man fled in a small white car.
After the robberies, officers spotted a small white vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in the crimes on University Drive.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused. Officers chased the vehicle until it stopped near Old Chapel Hill Road and Scottish Lane.
The car had been reported stolen at gunpoint earlier in the day in Garner. Officers found several stolen items and a gun inside the car.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Navarro-Saldivar is asked to call Durham Police.