Detectives Search for Robbery Suspect

NEW HANOVER – At approximately 3:15 p.m. today, Deputies responded to Gas Center #11, located at 2321 N College Road, after receiving the report of a Robbery. Upon arrival, within minutes of receiving the call, Deputies confirmed that a white male approached the clerk, demanded money and left the area on foot. The suspect, described as a white male in his thirties with light brown hair wearing a white cap, white sweatshirt and khaki pants left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Additional deputies, detectives and Sheriff’s K-9 Team responded, established a perimeter and attempted to track the suspect who was last seen running in a north to north west direction from the business.

Detectives believe the suspect may have been hanging around the business prior to this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at (910) 798-4260.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212