Deputies respond to an armed robbery at Big Lots

David Benjamin Horrell (Courtesy: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
David Benjamin Horrell (Courtesy: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the Big Lots Store on Market Street early Wednesday afternoon.

31-year-old David Benjamin Horrell was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by convicted felon, breaking & entering of a residence and larceny of  firearm.

Store employees said the man approached a cash register with a gun and demanded money.  He was able to get away in a green truck with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrested Horrell near the store, not long after the incident took place.

Authorities say further investigation revealed that Horrell had broken into a neighbor's residence and took the firearm prior to robbing Big Lots.

Horrell is being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond.

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