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Man accused of robbing gas station with air soft gun

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
November 27, 2012 9:20 pm

A man pleaded not guilty Monday to robbing a Shell station on Pacific Avenue South.

Jonathan Patrick Durham, 22, is charged with first-degree robbery.

A lawyer for Durham could not be reached Tuesday night.

According to court documents:

A suspect entered the station about 12:45 a.m. Nov. 18 and pointed what looked like an automatic pistol at an employee, then took the cash register and left.

Investigators determined that Durham was a suspect, based on a source that specifically identified him as the robber. The robbery was caught on video.

When officers searched Durham’s home, they found the cash register and a similar looking handgun, which appeared to be an air soft gun. They also found checks from the Shell station.

The court set his bail at $100,000.

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