Wilmington police investigate two armed robberies

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Detectives with the Wilmington Department are investigating two armed robberies reported Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

A 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the in the 1200 block of Wellington Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet, Lindsay said. He reportedly took cash out of the victim’s wallet, threw it to the ground and ran behind an apartment.

The suspect is described as a black male with light skin, between 20 and 25 years old. He wore a red hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and had earbuds in his ears.

A second armed robbery was reported in the 600 block of Marsteller Street on Wednesday.

A 19-year-old victim reported he was riding a bike on Marsteller Street just before 1 a.m., when a vehicle pulled up beside him, Lindsay said.

The men in the car asked for directions before two men got out of the vehicle–one of whom had a silver revolver, Lindsay said. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and got back into the vehicle.

The vehicle–described as a white, four-door sedan, possibly a Buick or Mercury–drove east on Marsteller Street, Lindsay said. The vehicle was driven by a black female.

These investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or through Text-A-Tip. Text CRIMES, then type Tip708 and your message.