DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Four men from Virginia were caught just after an armed robbery at a Durham drug store on early Monday – and less than an hour after a similar robbery in Wake County, officials say.
The robbery in Durham happened just after 3 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 6405 Fayetteville Road.
“(Police) were told that three men wearing masks and armed with guns entered the business and demanded money. They forced employees to lie on the floor and then fled in an orange Dodge Neon driven by a fourth person,” Kammie Michael, Durham Police Spokeswoman, said in an email.
The suspects and vehicle matched the description given to police of a group that had robbed another Walgreens about 30 minutes earlier in Apex on West Williams Street, Michael said.
Soon after the Durham Walgreens was robbed, the men were caught.
“A short time later, Durham Police Officer A.P. Ramos spotted an orange Dodge Neon occupied by four males a few blocks from (the Durham) Walgreens and stopped it,” Michael said.
Officers found property belonging to the victims inside the Dodge Neon, police said.
Armand Devone Mullen, 25, Dallas Cogdell III, 23, and Tyquan Maccutcheon, 23, all of Hampton, Va. and Dikembwe Jones, 24, of Newport News, Va. each with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one county of second-degree kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Investigators from the Apex Police Department charged all four men with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of felony conspiracy, Durham Police said.
The investigation is ongoing.