Durham Police Make Arrests in Two Weekend Convenience Store Robberies
Durham police made arrests in armed robbery incidents at two Durham convenience stores over the weekend.
Officers were dispatched to a robbery at the Gazelle convenience store at 1108 West Chapel Hill Street around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7. A male wearing a mask and with a hoodie pulled down over his face entered the store, handed a bag to the clerk and demanded money. A Durham police sergeant was working off-duty at the store and immediately placed the man – Michael Conway, 51, of Durham – under arrest. Officers confiscated a hammer and a box cutter from Conway. Conway was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and placed in Durham County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
On Sunday night officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Family Fare at 1815 Hillandale Road. A man entered the business around 11:15 p.m. and approached the counter. The man, who was holding a knife in his right hand, pushed an employee and took the cash drawer from the register. He was last seen on foot heading toward Croasdaile Drive.
A description of the suspect was broadcast to all officers. A short time later, a Durham Police K9 officer and his K9 located a man matching the description in the 3000 block of Croasdaile Drive. Officers also located the cash drawer and a knife. Officers arrested Bryant Lamont Boyd, 48, of Chapel Hill and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a counterfeit controlled substance with the intent to sell or deliver. Boyd was placed in Durham County Jail under a $150,000 bond.