WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police are investigating two recent overnight armed robberies that they now say might be related.
The first one happened over the weekend at the Scotchman at 310 S. College Rd. and New Centre Drive. According to Lt. Blanton with the Wilmington Police Department, a man wearing all black and a black mask with white gloves walked into the store and pulled out a handgun.
The man was able to get away with some cash, although it's not clear exactly how much was stolen. The suspect fled the scene, traveling in an unknown direction. K-9 units were called, but they were not able to find anything.
Less than an hour later, officers responded to another armed robbery at the Handee Hugo/Spirit station at the 1700 block of Carolina Beach Road.
The store clerk said he was outside smoking a cigarette when a suspect matching the description from the previous robbery pointed a gun at him, telling him to go inside.
The clerk opened the register and the suspect stole money. A customer walked into the store during the robbery, the suspect pointed the gun and the customer and threatened to shoot him if he said anything.
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