Man Charged in Off-Campus Armed Robbery

Mebane man charged in connection with gas station robbery off West Main, Ninth streets

A Mebane man has been arrested and charged in connection with an off-campus armed robbery at a BP Family Fare gas station March 5.

Derrick Lamont Shuler, 35, was arrested last week and has since been charged with committing several robberies over two days, according to Durham Police. He is in Durham County Jail without bond.

Shuler allegedly entered the BP Family Fare at the corner of West Main and Ninth streets around 1:40 a.m., pointed a gun at the clerk, took cash from the register and fled. Duke officials sent a DukeALERT message March 5 after Durham police discovered the getaway vehicle disabled at Anderson Street and Campus Drive near campus.

In the March 5 BP incident, Shuler was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault by pointing a gun.

Shuler also was charged in connection with other robberies occurring in a parking lot on New Hope Commons Drive, at an ATM on Westgate Drive, a BP convenience store on North Alston Avenue and a Dollar General on Chapel Hill Road.