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Suspect in Lou's Flower World larcenies back in custody

David Age has been arrested in connection several larcenies at Lou's Flower World. (Source: WPD) David Age has been arrested in connection several larcenies at Lou's Flower World. (Source: WPD)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A man who was released on bond shortly after his arrest in connection to a string of larcenies at Lou's Flower World on Oleander Dr. is back in custody.

David Age was arrested Wednesday night by the Wilmington Police Department. Age also had outstanding warrants for breaking and entering at Green Tree Apartments.

Age was booked under a $75,000 unsecured bond and was released.

But when Age made his first court appearance Friday, it was announced he had additional warrants from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, according to the Wilmington Police Department. The judge then changed the bond to $50,000 secured.

Age has been charged with:

  • five counts of habitual larceny
  • two counts of breaking and entering felony
  • two counts of felony larceny
  • conspiracy breaking and entering building felony larceny

Earlier this week, the owners of Lou's Flower World offered a $200 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible for the thefts. The store owners estimated that the thefts have cost them close to $10,000.

Law enforcement expressed concern after Age's release Wednesday night on unsecured bond despite facing ten felony charges. The case highlights the struggle investigators say they face keeping offenders off the street.

“There are certain cases that we feel pretty strongly about, that this person is doing some damage, is a danger to himself or to the community so they need to be held until they can have their opportunity in court.” said New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon. “There’s got to be a happy medium, and there are times when we feel like it wasn’t hit.” 

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