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2 men arrested in connection to convenience store armed robbery

Alan Antonio Vallejo-Seguera, 22, and Kelvin Ramon Velasquez-Delgado, 18 have been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. (Courtesy NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — An 18-year-old and 22-year-old male were arrested Monday in connection to the armed robbery of a store on Castle Hayne Road.

Just after 10 a.m. on July 24, two male suspects in dark clothing and wearing a mask entered El Paso Tienda Latina at 2528 Castle Hayne Rd., according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Brandishing a firearm, they demanded and received money and then fled the scene on foot.

Two suspects were identified in NHSCO detectives’ investigation: Alan Antonio Vallejo-Seguera, 22, and Kelvin Ramon Velasquez-Delgado, 18. Both have been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, amd conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Vallejo-Seguera received a $500,000 secure bond and Velasquez-Delgado received a $200,000 secure bond. 


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Shea Carver
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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