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Wilmington police are investigating an armed robbery at a Market Street convenience store.

Two masked men entered the Shop and Go, 1620 Market St., at about 3:07 a.m. Tuesday, according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.  The store clerk reportedly saw the suspects and ran into the bathroom to call 911.

One suspect had a dark bandanna wrapped around his face and a handgun when he entered the store, Lindsay said. The second suspect—who wore a white shirt around his head and black gloves—reportedly jumped on top of the store counter and tried to break the cash register. The suspects reportedly broke into the register, took cash and left the store.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case 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.

Brunswick County

Thomas Nicholas Tribble
Thomas Nicholas Tribble

Two Shallotte men have been arrested and charged with separate sexual assaults.

Thomas Nicholas Tribble, 49, of Salem Lane in Shallotte, was charged with 22 counts of second-degree sexual offense, according to court records.

He is charged in connection with incidents reported from May 2014 to March 2015. According to arrest warrants, the victim is a disabled female victim.

Tribble was booked Friday at the Brunswick County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Victor Manuel Guzman
Victor Manuel Guzman

In another case, 36-year-old Victor Manuel Guzman, of Hale Swamp Road in Shallotte, was charged with four counts of first-degree sexual offense of a child and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to court records.

He is charged in connection with a  sexual assault on a female child under the age of 13, according to arrest warrants. The incidents allegedly occurred between July 1 and Aug. 1.

Guzman was booked at the Brunswick County jail on Saturday under an $875,000 secured bond.