WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers responded to a robbery of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in the 100 block of South 14th Street over the weekend, according to a WPD spokesperson. Police say the victimMore >>
Officers responded to a robbery of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in the 100 block of South 14th Street over the weekend, according to a WPD spokesperson.More >>
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous addressed a recent rash of armed robberies and two arrests at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Chief Evangelous announced that 37-year-old Ottis McGill of Clarkton was recently arrested in connection to common law robberies in Wilmington, Lumberton and Elizabethtown.
McGill, a habitual felon released from prison in April, has also been identified as the suspect responsible for two bank robberies, one of which occurred Aug. 21 at the Western Union on N. Second Street, and the other that took place Sept. 6 at the New Bridge Bank on S. College Road.
McGill was arrested last week in Robeson County on outstanding warrants.
Additionally, 23-year-old Brandon Demetrius Corbett of Wilmington was arrested Tuesday night after officers chased him on foot behind the Moe's on Oleander Drive.
Corbett is a suspect in breaking and entering into a home off of 41st Street on Aug. 15. Additionally, he had warrants for his arrest from Brunswick County, which include possession of stolen goods, false pretense, probation violations and drug possession charges.
Regarding a string of recent robberies, Chief Evangelous said that police are working around the clock to arrest the individuals responsible, but that tips and leads are needed from citizens.
To contact the police department, you can call 910-343-3609, or anonymously text a tip. To do the latter, text Crimes (274637), start your text message with "Tip708," then type your message. You can also call crime stoppers at 1-800-531-9845.