Car stolen at gunpoint in Costco parking lot - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Car stolen at gunpoint in Costco parking lot

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police are looking for a person wanted for stealing a car at gunpoint Sunday morning in the Costco parking lot in Wilmington.

Police units responded to reports of a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the store, located at 5351 Gingerwood Drive, near the intersection of N. College Road and Market Street, shortly before 11 a.m.

According to Lt. Mary Green with the Wilmington Police Department, the suspect approached a customer in the parking lot who was sitting in his car with the engine running.

The suspect held a gun to his head, forced him out of the vehicle, and drove away in an unknown direction.

Police are looking for a 2013 white Chevy Malibu with a North Carolina license plate which reads CFB-5226.

According to Green, the suspect is approximately 6'2", around 240 lbs with a barrel stomach and 45-years-old.

According to dispatchers, police are looking for a tall man wearing a navy blue fitted hat and carrying a black hand gun.

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