Duo stole nearly $16k in loot from Home Depot, then 1 locked himself in hotel room, Durham police say


The Home Depot in Durham where the theft happened. Photo by Zak Dahlheimer/CBS 17

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Police have arrested two men from New York authorities accused of stealing nearly $16,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot located at 3701 Mount Moriah Road in Durham.

Officers responded to a reported larceny at the store around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say both men fled on foot as officers arrived but officers apprehended one of the men nearby. He was identified as 23-year-old Gaetan Dubosquet of Springfield Gardens, New York, police said.

Authorities say the second man, later identified as 24-year-old Joshua Mitchell of Jamaica, New York ran inside a nearby SpringHill Suites hotel on McFarland Drive and broke into an unoccupied room.

Mitchell remained barricaded inside the room for several hours and was finally arrested around 5 a.m., police said.

Police recovered the stolen merchandise.

Dubosquet and Mitchell were both charged with attempted felony larceny, conspiracy to commit felony larceny and resisting a public official. Mitchell was also charged with possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering.

The nearby Durham hotel where the standoff happened. Photo by Zak Dahlheimer/CBS 17

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