Crime notebook: Suspects tie up victims, take car at gunpoint

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Wilmington

Four victims were robbed at gunpoint and tied up in a Wilmington home on Sunday.

Two men reportedly forced their way through a side door of a home in the 4800 block of Greenway Avenue at about 8:30 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

The two suspects ordered four male victims to get on the floor, tied their wrists with zip-ties and then went through the home. The suspects reportedly took cash, a victim’s identification and a 2007 Toyota Prius, Lindsay said. The suspects were described as in their 20s and both had handguns.

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.

New Hanover County

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with robbing a man at knifepoint.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer, two men entered a home in the 300 block of McQuillan Drive on Sunday afternoon with knives.

The suspects reportedly took the 18-year-old victim’s cell phone and his wallet, then ran from the area, Brewer said. The two suspects wore all black and wore bandannas to conceal their faces.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriffs Office at 910-798-4162 or submit a tip on the sheriff’s office website.