WPD: Armed suspect takes cigarettes from store

Authorities with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a robbery.
Authorities with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a robbery.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Authorities with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a robbery.

Authorities responded to an armed robbery call at the Cigarette Store, located at 5224 Market Street Thursday night.

There, a store manager told them that a suspect walked to the counter and asked to buy several cartons of cigarettes. Due to the large amount of cartons the suspect asked for, the manager bagged them and kept them behind the counter until the customer paid for them.

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