Knife-wielding suspect flees Walgreens after clerk refuses to give him money, deputies say

Knife-wielding suspect flees Walgreens after clerk refuses to give him money, deputies say

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at a drug store Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, the incident took place at the Walgreens located at 2401 N. College Road just before 6 p.m.

The suspect, brandishing a knife, approached the counter and demanded money. After the clerk refused, he left the store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Starnes at 910-798-4287. Tips can be submitted anonymously here. If you submit a tip, you are asked to reference case number 2020-06113.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at a drug store Wednesday.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at a drug store Wednesday. (Source: NHCSO)
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at a drug store Wednesday.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at a drug store Wednesday. (Source: NHCSO)

NHCSO Case #- 2020-06113 Location: 2401 N. College Road Crime: Attempted Armed Robbery Date of Offense: August 12,...

Posted by New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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