This is the District 3 Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter.
Junior Fidel Ramos Antonio Navarro-Saldivar
As you may know by now there were a series of robberies during the evening of October 7, 2015. In one of those robberies that night Junior Ramos and Antonio Navarro-Saldivar went into the Tobacco Store located at 2017 Chapel Hill Road and one of the suspects jumped the counter and took money from the cash register while the other suspect brandished a firearm and pointed it at the victims. As the suspects were leaving the store the suspect holding the firearm turned around and started firing several shot towards the victims. The suspects left in a light colored Nissan. Durham Police soon intercepted the vehicle and a brief car chase ensued the suspect vehicle stopped at Scottish Lane and Old Chapel Hill Road and the suspect jumped and ran from the vehicle and officers lost the suspects behind the houses and in the woods. After an extensive investigation which included the assistance of several outside agencies and detectives District 3 Investigators were able to obtain warrants on both of the above listed suspects charging them each with 2 counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, 3 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and 2 counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Kill. There were also several traffic violations. Ramos is in the Wake County Jail under a $1,000,000 bond. However, Navarro-Saldivar is still at large. He should be considered armed and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. If you see him DO NOT attempt to apprehend him be a good witness and call 911 immediately, we need to get him off our streets. It should also be noted that during the foot chase officers noticed several open garages. Don’t forget to close your garage before you turn in for the night.
We have experienced a spike in burglaries mostly centered in the Hope Valley community. A Red Toyota Camry bearing North Carolina registration DCE 8524 was seen this morning leaving the scene of a break in on Knightsbridge Court this week. Several citizens called 911 and emailed me saying that the car pulled up let two people out and came back a few minutes later to pick them up. The vehicle was spotted again on Devon and Buckingham Road. Durham Police immediately flooded the area in an effort to locate the vehicle and its occupants but were unsuccessful. If you see this vehicle in the area or if you notice suspicious activity in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately.
Thanks for all of your phone calls and emails reporting suspicious activities and vehicles in your neighborhoods, you information helps. Secure your home before leaving and secure your valuables before leaving your car and lock your car.
The holidays are quickly approaching.
Until next time, stay safe and have a great weekend.
Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)