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Police investigate attempted armed robbery, look for suspect

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The suspect entered the Monkey Junction Pit Stop with a shotgun and demanded cash. (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) The suspect entered the Monkey Junction Pit Stop with a shotgun and demanded cash. (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)
The suspect fled the scene when there was no cash in the register and the employee didn't have access to the safe. (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office) The suspect fled the scene when there was no cash in the register and the employee didn't have access to the safe. (Source: NHC Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Sgt. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office confirms an attempted armed robbery in Wilmington.

The call came in just before midnight Tuesday morning from the Monkey Junction Pit Stop at 4902 Carolina Beach Road.

Sgt. Brewer said a male between 20-30 years old wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, and black backpack, went into the business armed with a shotgun.

The suspect demanded cash but there was no cash in the register at that time, and the employee could not open the safe, so the man ran away.

It doesn't appear any money was taken from the business, but we are working on getting that information confirmed.

The Sable helicopter was over Wilmington looking for the suspect. A K-9 unit was also searching.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is searching for the man accused of being involved. If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call (910) 798-4200.

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