New Hanover County deputies arrest suspect in Speedway robbery

New Hanover County deputies arrest suspect in Speedway robbery
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has released a surveillance picture of the suspect in an armed robbery at a Carolina Beach Road gas station Thursday. (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the suspect in connection with an armed robbery at a Carolina Beach Road gas station Thursday.

According to officials, the robbery was reported shortly before noon at the Speedway located at 6234 Carolina Beach Road at the intersection of Cathay Road.

Forty minutes later, deputies took to social media to post a surveillance picture of a shirtless man they said robbed the business.

Shortly after that post, the sheriff’s office announced that the suspect, identified as Franklin Bell, was in custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 910-798-4162 or submit their information here.

Investigation update Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon 6234 Carolina Beach Rd. Speedway Franklin Bell arrested. https://www.newhanoversheriff.com/submit-a-crime-tip/

Posted by New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 11, 2019
According to officials, a robbery was reported at the Speedway located at 6234 Carolina Beach Road shortly before noon.
According to officials, a robbery was reported at the Speedway located at 6234 Carolina Beach Road shortly before noon. (Source: WECT)

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