BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man Sunday from South Carolina who was involved in an armed bank robbery in Holden Beach earlier this week.
On Thursday, June 9, the man entered the Waccamaw Bank located at 3178 Holden Beach Road and demanded money from the teller. Tips from local communities led detectives to the arrest of Rodney Lee Adelstone II, of North Myrtle Beach. Detective Tony Caison charged Adelstone with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
He was also arrested for the armed robbery that occurred at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 7295 Beach Drive in Sunset Beach, on May 26. Adelstone reportedly entered the business at approximately 2 p.m. and demanded prescription pills. He exited the business with more than $10,000 in medications and fled before law enforcement arrived. He was charged with a second count of robbery with a dangerous weapon for that incident.
Adelstone remains incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility with a $200,000 secured bond.