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WPD arrest 20-year-old involved in November robbery of delivery driver

WILMINGTON—The Wilmington Police Department have charged Darius Watson, 20, with possession of firearm by felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, contributing the delinquency of a minor, and discharging firearms in city limits.  Watson was arrested for the armed robbery of a delivery driver last month.  

On Nov. 15, the victim was attempting to deliver food in the vicinity of 350 S. Turners Run, when a robber approached with a gun, demanding money. The unharmed victim made it to the Haynes-Lacewell Training Center by foot to report the crime. When police arrived, they discovered items stolen from inside victim’s damaged vehicle.

A second suspect is still wanted in relation to the robbery. WPD requests anyone with information to contact them at (910)-343-3609, use the new Wilmington NC PD app for anonymous methods, or text an anonymous tip to 847411 (tip411) by including the keyword “WPDNC.”  


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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