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Police search for thief wearing black Spiderman mask

Published: Oct. 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2011 at 10:23 PM EDT
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Surveillance image from Country Store robbery. (Source: Musa Agil)
Surveillance image from Country Store robbery. (Source: Musa Agil)
Surveillance image from Country Store robbery. (Source: Musa Agil)
Surveillance image from Country Store robbery. (Source: Musa Agil)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police in Wilmington are searching for a man who is accused of robbing the Gas Center at 4001 Market Street early Monday morning.

According to New Hanover County 911 Dispatch, the robbery occurred around 6:45 a.m.

The robber, described as a slender man wearing a white and blue sweatshirt and a Spiderman mask, had a small hand gun, and is believed to have left on foot.

Police have not yet located the masked robber.

Two other convenience stores have recently be robbed by a person wearing a Spiderman mask.  The Gas Center on College Road was robbed September 25 and the Country Store on Wrightsville Avenue was robbed Saturday morning.

In all three robberies, police say the robber left with money and cigarettes.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call WPD Detective Lee Odham at 910-343-3686. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the information, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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