Armed robbery at Carolina Beach Tax Office

Posted by Nikki Brochetti - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A robber pistol whipped a clerk at the Carolina Beach Tax Office Wednesday night and then got away.

According to detectives, the clerk of the office was treated for minor injuries.

The man is described as a white male with a thin build and is said to be about 5' 9". At the time of the robbery he was wearing a plaid shirt and a mask.

Detectives believe he may have left the area in a car, because law enforcement dogs lost his scent.

The Carolina Beach Tax Office is in New Hanover County on the 5200 block of Carolina Beach Road.