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New Hanover County

Darrius Akeem Robinson
Darrius Akeem Robinson

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint at a Castle Hayne ATM.

Darrius Akeem Robinson, 21, was arrested Saturday on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer.

Robinson is charged in connection with robbing a woman at gunpoint as she tried to take money out of the ATM located at 2601 Castle Hayne Road, just before 8 p.m. Thursday, Brewer said.

The suspect, who reportedly wore a ski mask during the robbery, walked up behind the victim and pointed a handgun at her, Brewer said. The victim reported that the ATM timed out and returned her card. The suspect grabbed the woman’s card and ran northbound toward a nearby Advanced Auto.

According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Robinson was previously convicted of three felonies, including larceny and breaking and entering. His most recent conviction was in February on a felony breaking and entering charge.

Robinson was booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $60,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in New Hanover County District Court on Monday.


Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that injured a man Friday night.

Police were alerted to the shooting in the 600 block of North 30th Street  at 9:17 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The victim was found in the 1100 block of Stewart Circle and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim reported he was in an argument with another male in the area of North 30th Street when he was shot, Lindsay said. The investigation is ongoing.

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