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Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Burger King on Saturday.

An employee was held at gunpoint as he was outside Burger King, 1901 S. 16th St., just before 9:30 p.m., according to Lindsay.

The suspect reportedly ordered the employee back in to the restaurant, took money from an office area and ran out the back door, Lindsay said.

The suspect is described as a black man with a medium build who was about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He wore a dark colored T-shirt around his head and face, black gloves, khaki shorts, a dark T-shirt and black boots.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information 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

A man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Shallotte.

Jamar Akeem Bethea, 21, of McMilly Road in Shallotte, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, littering and resisting a public officer.

The arrest came following a traffic stop in the 300 block of N.C. 130 in Shallotte on Thursday, Flax said. Bethea was previously wanted for a felony probation violation.

According to an arrest warrant, Bethea was charged with possessing 50 bindles of heroin.

He was booked at the Brunswick County jail under a $400,000 secured bond.

Two men wanted in ABC Store larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two men wanted in connection with a larceny at a liquor store.

A white man and a black man entered the ABC Store at 10203 Beach Drive in Calabash at about 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Flax.

The suspects were reportedly viewed on an in-store camera video taking bottles of alcohol, Flax said. The suspects left in a white Cadillac with a South Carolina license plate.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ashley DiBella at 910-880-4871. 

Second suspect of ABC store larceny.
Suspect in ABC store larceny. Photos courtesy of BCSO.
ABC store suspect. Photo courtesy of BCSO.
Second suspect in ABC store larceny.