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UPDATE: Confirmed armed robbery at Scotchman on S. College, suspect in custody

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Alfonzo Brooks (Source: Wilmington Police Department) Alfonzo Brooks (Source: Wilmington Police Department)
Officers arrested Alfonzo Brooks following an armed robbery at the Scotchman at 310 S. College Road early Monday. (Source: WECT) Officers arrested Alfonzo Brooks following an armed robbery at the Scotchman at 310 S. College Road early Monday. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officers have a suspect in custody following an armed robbery at the Scotchman at 310 S. College Road shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, a male suspect threatened the cashier with a weapon and took an unknown amount of cash.

After taking the money, the suspect fled in his vehicle. Officers were able to take a description of the suspect's vehicle from a tow truck driver who witnessed the robbery, and track him down.

After leading officers on a brief chase the suspect jumped out of his car as it was moving and ran towards a wooded area. Police used canine officers to track him down.

The suspect then popped out of a wooded area near Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and North Kerr Avenue and was taken into custody by police.

Wilmington Police arrested 39-year-old Alfonzo Brooks and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, eluding arrest, and reckless driving to endanger. He is currently in the New Hanover County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond.

No injuries to employees have been reported.

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