WPD arrest man accused of armed robbery

Lester Danta Lackey (Source: WPD)
Lester Danta Lackey (Source: WPD)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington Police officer arrested a man accused of armed robbery after a foot chase near Montgomery Street.

Authorities charged 18-year-old Lester Danta Lackey with armed robbery.

A woman told police she was waiting for a ride in front of Indochine Restaurant around 10:30 Wednesday night, when a man wearing all black approached her, demanding her purse.

The victim said the man put a gun to her head, took the purse, and ran away.

An officer was able to spot Lackey from the description the victim provided, but when the officer tried to talk to him, the accused took off running.

The police officer was able to catch up to Lackey, who was still carrying the stolen purse and the gun.

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