Crime notebook: Deputies, police search for suspects in early morning armed robberies

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Wilmington police are searching for the suspects in this photo who reportedly robbed a Kangaroo gas station. Photo courtesy of WPD.
Wilmington police are searching for suspects in this photo who reportedly took cash from a Kangaroo gas station early Thursday morning. Photo courtesy WPD.

Local authorities are investigating two armed robberies reported at gas station convenience stores early Thursday morning.

An armed robbery was reported at the Kangaroo Express, 2375 S. 17th St., at 12:30 a.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

Two men with with their faces covered reportedly took cash from the register and Newport cigarettes at gunpoint, Lindsay said. The suspects ran toward the back of the store, possibly headed toward Delaney Avenue. They were described as two skinny black men in their early 20s.

The same men are suspects in an armed robbery reported at Walgreens, 2130 S. 17th St., at 10:50 p.m. June 18, Lindsay said. The suspects reportedly took cash and Newport cigarettes.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600 or via Text-a-Tip at Tip708, then type your tip.

Man robs Scotchman store at knifepoint

Sheriff’s deputies responded an armed robbery at the Scotchman, 5302 Carolina Beach Road, at about 12:45 a.m., according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Jason Augst.

A man reportedly entered the store armed with a small knife and took several cartons of cigarettes and cash, Augst said. The suspect ran from the business. He is described as a white man with short hair who is about 6-3 and in his 50s. He wore a brown shirt, khaki shorts and dark colored shoes.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office 910-798-4162. Crime tips may also be submitted on the sheriff’s office website.

Deputies are searching for the man in this photo who  is reportedly a suspect in an armed robbery at a Carolina Beach Road gas station . Photo courtesy of NHCSO.
Deputies are searching for the man in this photo who is reportedly a suspect in an armed robbery at a Carolina Beach Road gas station. Photo courtesy NHCSO.