Durham Man Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges
Durham police investigators have charged a man with committing two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery within 1 ½ hours on January 18. The man - Kevin Blanding, 48, of Durham – was arrested on Friday, January 24 after he allegedly robbed a Food Lion in Morrisville and led police on a chase into Durham.
Durham police investigators charged Blanding in connection with the following incidents on January 18:
An attempted armed robbery was reported at Prestige Green Dry Cleaners at 1821 Hillandale Road at 12:11 p.m.
An armed robbery was reported at the BP convenience store at 4148 Chapel Hill Road at 12:28 p.m.
An armed robbery was reported at Family Dollar at 401 East Lakewood Avenue at 1:29 p.m.
The suspect threatened the use of a weapon in all three cases. No one was injured in the robberies.
Blanding was placed in the Wake County Jail under an $815,000 bond.