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by Jordan Green

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy

MAN ARRESTED IN ROBBERIES

Jeffrey Todd Brasher, 47, of Durham, was arrested on Sunday and charged with the armed robberies of Border’s Bookstore on High Point Road earlier that day and Bed Bath and Beyond on High Point Road on Nov. 19. At about 1 p.m. on Sunday Brasher allegedly carried a duffel bag that he claimed contained a bomb into Border’s, demanded and obtained money and also robbed Border’s manager of his car. Brasher was located and apprehended without incident at a nearby hotel.

FUGITIVE LOCATED IN DETROIT

Lamont King, 26, of Winston-Salem, was arrested in Detroit on Nov. 16 by U.S. Marshalls and faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and cocaine trafficking. King allegedly fired multiple gunshots at bondsmen attempting to take him into custody at his home in Winston-Salem on Nov. 5.

‘ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE 21?’

Greensboro police in conjunction with Alcohol Law Enforcement agents checked 33 businesses for compliance on Nov. 19. Six businesses received citations for selling alcohol to a minor and could face a $120,000 fine or a 12-day suspension of ABC permits. The businesses that received citations were Snack & Soda and Fairway One Stop on South Eugene Street, the BP Shop, O&M Grocery and Carolina Super Mart on Randleman Road and La Popular Mart on East Market Street.

ARMED ROBBERY IN GREENSBORO

A man walked behind the counter of the University Mart on Warren Street, displayed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk at about noon on Nov. 16. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect grabbed the clerk by the hood of her shirt and dragged her into a back room. The suspect — described as a five foot, six inch, black man in his early twenties with close cut hair — was last seen leaving the area in a yellow taxi dressed in a long sleeved, striped, button-down shirt and blue jeans.

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