Man kidnaps family at gunpoint, makes them take him to Target

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DURHAM, NC (WCMH) — A North Carolina man has been arrested, police say, after he kidnapped a family at gunpoint and forced them to take him out shopping.

According to WSOC, 29-year-old Rollin Anthony Owens Jr. knocked on the door of a house in Durham, on Tuesday and asked them for money. A resident reportedly gave him money. Police say Owen then forced a man, woman, and two children out of the house and into their vehicle.

Owens reportedly made the driver take him to a convenience store and then to a Target. One of the victims asked an employee for help.

WSOC reports  Owens is charged in connection with three other robbery cases, two of which also involved kidnapping. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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