Two Armed Robberies, Chase Send Authorities Scrambling

FEBRUARY 23, 2006 -- Police scrambled Thursday night to find at least a half dozen people involved in two armed robberies.  The most recent was a hold-up at a convenience store on Carolina Beach Road, but that's just where the action started.

A sheriff's detective says about four men robbed the Kangaroo store at the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and Myrtle Grove Road around 9:45 Thursday night.  It was the second Kangaroo in the area robbed this week.  The detective says the men were firing guns. No one was hurt.

They then took off northbound, heading into Wilmington on South College Road.  They were spotted speeding through the city and followed by deputies, state troopers and police officers. Three of the men were arrested on Kerr Avenue near the intersection with Market Street. Police may have also taken a fourth person into custody.

More gun shots were fired at another armed robbery in Wilmington.  This one happened at a store called Dr. Stylz.  That's in the 3100 block of Market Street. An employee at a nearby business says the urban clothing store was closing just after 9:00 Thursday night when it was robbed.  The eyewitness says he heard several shots fired.  We don't know if the gunmen got away with any cash. Then they took off in a car, racing west on Market Street. No one was injured. In the minutes after the hold-up, at least a half dozen police cars scrambled to the scene.