Crime notebook: Police release photos of Little Caesars armed robbery suspects

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Police are searching for men in this surveillance photo who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery. Photos courtesy of WPD.
Police are searching for men in this photo, who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery. Photos courtesy WPD.

Wilmington police recently released surveillance photographs of two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Little Caesars pizza on Carolina Beach Road.

A masked man reportedly robbed the restaurant clerk at gunpoint at about 3:45 p.m, July 5, and took money and a pizza from the business, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

The man met with another suspect outside the restaurant and the two suspects ran to the area of Davie Drive, Lindsay said.

One suspect is described as a black man who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a stocky build. He has long dread-locked hair and wore a red bandanna over his face. The second suspect is described as a black man who is 6 feet 1 inch tall with a thin build. He wore a shirt that had the word “Ford” on the front and has the number “03” on the back.

Additional suspect photos are at the bottom of this story. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

Two teens charged with breaking into cabs

Three kids reportedly broke into several cabs at the Yellow Cab car lot, 1610 N. Sixth St., at about 6:43 p.m. Thursday, according to Wilmington Police Department Cpl. Leslie Irving.

Officers arrested two suspects—ages 13 and 15—and charged them with five counts of breaking and entering into a vehicle and five counts of misdemeanor larceny, Irving said. Police did not find the third suspect.

The teens reportedly took computer tablets from the cabs, but the items were recovered by police. The vehicles were not damaged. The teens were taken to Wilmington Police Department headquarters, where they were charged and released to their parents, Irving said.

Two store clerks face weapon charges

Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents have charged 21-year-old Chad Jeffrey Allen Vasos, of Wilmington, with carrying a concealed weapon July 9, according to a news release from N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement. Vasos was an employee at Monkey Junction Pit Stop on Carolina Beach Road.

An employee at Inman’s County Store on Longwood Road in Longwood was arrested on July 9. ALE agents found a stolen Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun behind the counter under the store register. Jean W. Brutus, 41, of Jacksonville, was charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. He was booked at the Brunswick County jail under a $5,000 bond.

A suspect in the Little Caesars robbery Sunday.
A suspect in the Little Caesars robbery Sunday.

A second suspect in the Little Caesars robbery Sunday.
A second suspect in the Little Caesars robbery.