Wilmington police: 2 arrested in armed robbery at Carolina Beach Road pawn shop

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 10:13 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:20 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Two men have been charged in connection with the armed robbery at a Carolina Beach Road pawn shop which led to an incident on Sumter Drive Wednesday night, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

A news release from the police department states that the two suspects got a ride to OPM Pawn on Carolina Beach Road around 5:30 p.m. One of the suspects, armed with a gun, entered the business and took the employees weapon and $200.

The driver dropped the suspects off shortly after.

Following the armed robbery, Wilmington police received information that the suspects were at a home in the 300 block of Sumter Drive.

Law enforcement arrived at the home and conducted a “call out” where Tiree Rone, 35, surrendered without incident.

The second suspect, 34-year-old Matthew Moldenhauer, tried to run away on foot but was taken into custody, the release stated.

Rone was charged with one count of larceny, while Moldenhauer is facing nearly 20 charges including two counts of attempted armed robbery, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping, according to online jail records.

Rone was booked into the New Hanover County Jail under a $5,000 bond while Moldenhauer was given a $1 million bond.

Wilmington police say the investigation is ongoing.

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