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CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A Durham man has been arrested and charged in a Thursday armed robbery in a Cary shopping center parking lot.

Around 1:30 p.m., Cary officers responded to a call reporting an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shops in the Harrison Square Shopping Center.

The suspect approached a landscaping crew on a lunch break in the parking lot and demanded money, police said.

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The suspect was swiftly identified and caught by officers on the Interstate 40 eastbound on-ramp from Harrison Avenue, police said.

Carson Hawkins, 32, was taken into custody without incident. He is currently facing charges related to armed robbery.

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