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Wilmington police are investigating to two armed robberies reported Tuesday night.

A delivery driver for a local Chinese restaurant reported he was robbed in the parking lot of The Reserve at Pine Valley apartments, 3330 South College Road, just after 11 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Two black men and a white man reportedly stole the victims wallet at gunpoint and ran.

An employee at Henry’s, 2508 Independence Blvd., reported she was robbed in the restaurant parking lot at about 11:30 p.m., Lindsay said. Three men—one with a revolver—ordered the woman take them into the restaurant. When no one at the restaurant answered the door, the suspects reportedly took her wallet and cell phone and ran from the area.

A witness reported seeing a white four-door sedan in the parking lot before the robbery, Lindsay said. Investigators have not found a connection between the two robberies, Lindsay said. The investigations are ongoing.

Brunswick County

Bryan Lane Lanier
Bryan Lane Lanier

Bryan Lane Lanier, 39, of Bolivia, has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual offense of a child, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax.

The offenses allegedly occurred May 19-29 with a girl under 5-years-old, Flax said.

Lanier has been convicted of three felonies, including assault by strangulation, larceny, breaking and entering, as well as 11 misdemeanors, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections.

Lanier was arrested Monday and placed under a $500,000 secured bond at the Brunswick County jail.