Recently, District 3 Officers and Investigators arrested Rollin Anthony Owen Jr. and charged him seven counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, Assault by Pointing a Gun and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. This also made the local news. In most of these cases the suspect would panhandle money from unsuspecting victims either on the street or at their residence then brandish a firearm and make them drive to a different location (usually an ATM and get money).
Crime Prevention TIP: Please DO NOT open your door for people soliciting if they do not have proper identification. Owens is in jail under a $1,020,000.00 bond.
Also recently, we have seen a spike in motor vehicle break-ins in the 700 block of Carroll Street and the 1300 block of Shepherd Street. Thanks to some very vigilant neighbors we now have a suspect but the problem is we can’t link him to the break-ins because no one has called the police to report stolen items. If you experienced a recent vehicle break-in please call me or email me and let me know what was stolen and hopefully we can lock this guy up and bring him to justice.
That’s all for now.
Until next time, stay safe.
Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)