• Gunman kidnaps family, forces them to shop at Target

    By: WSOCTV.com


    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a family at gunpoint and forced them to take him shopping.

    Durham police say on Tuesday 29-year-old Rollin Anthony Owens Jr. knocked on the door of a house in the West End neighborhood asking for money. A resident gave Rollins money, but police say he then used a gun to force the residents - a man, woman and two children - out of the house and into their vehicle.


    Owens allegedly made the driver take him to a convenience store, then a Target, where police say Owens forced them to purchase several bags of clothing and gift cards.

    While in the store, a victim managed to ask an employee for help, who in turn called 911.

    Listen to the 911 call below

    Police officers happened to be in the parking lot when the call came in and were able to arrest the suspect without incident, according to ABC affiliate WTVD.

    Owens is charged with several counts of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    He is also charged in connection with three other robbery cases, two of which involved kidnapping.

    It's unclear if he has an attorney.

    Owens is in the Durham County jail on a $1 million bond, according to WTVD.

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