DURHAM: Durham deputies seek 1 man following armed robbery - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Durham deputies seek 1 man following armed robbery, brief car chase

Posted: Updated:
DURHAM, N.C. -

Durham County authorities have one suspect in custody and are looking for one man who fled from deputies after an armed robbery and brief car chase Wednesday night.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office said deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery at Tortilleria Y Carniceria at 3801 Wake Forest Highway around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

As deputies were responding to the call, they were notified that a white Toyota Corolla may have fled from the scene. Deputies then located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle near Holloway Street and North Miami Boulevard.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled westbound on Holloway Street and then turned right onto North Guthrie Avenue. A brief vehicle pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed at the intersection of North Guthrie Avenue and Evergreen Street.

The driver was taken into custody and one other man fled from the vehicle on foot and has not been found.

The driver has been identified as Jose Luis Perez-Alejandre, 18, of Durham. Perez-Alejandre was taken to a local hospital and then released to police custody. He was booked in Durham County Jail at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies located weapons and evidence related to the robbery inside the Toyota Corolla.

Perez-Alejandre has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer and simple affray.

Bond was set at $253,000.

  • Henry County Suspicious Activity

    Henry County Suspicious Activity

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:07:16 GMT
    Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec...
    Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec...
  • 3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital

    3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:29:23 GMT
    Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently.
    Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently.
  • Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office investigates burglary at country club

    Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office investigates burglary at country club

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:16:02 GMT
    Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are investigating a burglary of the Boonsboro Country Club.
    Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are investigating a burglary of the Boonsboro Country Club.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.