Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wilmington GameStop robbed at gunpoint, employee locked in closet

A GameStop in Wilmington was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL KANE)
A GameStop in Wilmington was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL KANE)

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington GameStop store was robbed at gunpoint last night, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

The store clerk was in the process of closing the store when a man with a gun entered the building, demanded money, and then locked her in a storage closet, according to WPD Communications Specialist Jennifer Dandron.

WPD officers responded to the store located at 334 South College Road shortly afterwards, around 10 p.m.

“The suspect, a black male about 5’5”-5’8” and weighing between 150-170 pounds, fled the store on foot with two Xbox One Xs, three Nintendo Switches, one Playstation 4 Pro and cash. The suspect was wearing black shoes, black jeans, a grey hoodie with the hood pulled up and a black coat over the hoodie. His face was also covered with a bandanna or scarf, and he wore gloves,” Dandron said.

GameStop has the serial numbers of the items stolen from the store which will be used to help track the property, Dandron said. Also, if an individual is found in possession of the stolen property, charges can be filed against that person, she said.

“We encourage anyone buying game consoles from individuals instead of businesses to be cautious. Purchasing stolen merchandise can result in charges,” Dandron said. 

WPD is asking for anyone with information to contact them at 910-343-3609.

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Michael Praats can be reached at Michael.p@localvoicemedia.com

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