DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham police announced Tuesday that two more people have been arrested and charged in connection with a string of robberies in June and July 2018. The robberies largely targeted pizza delivery drivers.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force arrested 19-year-old Markel Dawson and 21-year-old Shaolin Nicole Page Tuesday morning in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to a news release.
Dawson and Page are both charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a July 21, 2018 robbery. Durham police said on July 27, 2018 that robbery happened along the 200 block of Cook Road. A victim was robbed at gunpoint at a party. The victim’s phone was stolen.
Delavonta Hissan Moore, 18, was charged in connection with that robbery back in July 2018, police said. According to a previous news release, Moore had also been charged in connection with the following:
- A June 28, 2018 robbery along the 1000 block of Willowdale Drive in which a pizza delivery driver was robbed of pizza, a phone, and a wallet. The suspects in this robbery also hit the victim on the head with a pole and attempted to take the victim’s vehicle, but weren’t able to drive a stick shift.
- A July 1, 2018 robbery along the 3100 block of Cedarwood Drive in which a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint of pizzas and money.
- A July 3, 2018 robbery along the 3100 block of Cedarwood Drive in which a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint of pizza, a phone, and a wallet. The suspects in this robbery fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
Dawson and Page have been placed in the Forest County Jail in Mississippi, the release said.