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UPDATE: Teenager wanted for robbery in Wrightsville Beach turns self in

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UPDATE (5/11): According to Wrightsville Beach Police, Pittman turned herself in.

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Wrightsville Beach Police are looking for girl wanted for a home invasion and armed robbery. Tiffany Pittman, 17, is wanted for first degree burglary, conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon, among other charges.

The armed robbery happened Thursday at a home on Sandpiper Street.

If you know where she is call 911 or the Wrightsville Beach Police Department at (910) 256-7945.

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Just to clarify... It sounds

Just to clarify... It sounds as though the WBPD developed a suspect pretty quick. Most of the time when someone is wanted for a crime it means that the police have warrants on them. Which means they had sufficient information to develop probable cause. She chose to turn herself in when she realized that she was wanted on those above mentioned charges.

Sorry Officer/Detective.

Sorry Officer/Detective. You sound a litle touchy about it. I had not heard her say that you were "hot on her heels" and that is the reson she turned herself in. Or did you make that up?

Loaded for Bear!!!

All that I can say is that it is a good thing that she didn't HOME INVADE our home.

She or anyone else for that matter would have been blown away and the pictures would have proven to be uglier than those of Osama Bin Laden's head.

Glad that I grew up as a hunting girl! It taught me how to handle guns for game and SELF DEFENSE!

wrightsville beach home invasion

You are all a bunch of rasicst and base everything on color. No one has the right to judge not even judges. You all will get your day! People make mistakes.My God is forgiving. Why can't you just be thankful nobody got hurt physically. Tiffany is a good person just made a very bad choice. We all make bad choices at some point or another. A lot of us just don't get caught. Tiffany is learning from her mistakes. She got a bad deal. New hanovar county sucks she shouldn't have gotten the time she received. It was her first offense. We as citezen ought to be doing something to keep young kids focused so they can stay out of trouble instead of bringing them down when they get in trouble.

wrightsville beach home invasion

You are all a bunch of rasicst and base everything on color. No one has the right to judge not even judges. You all will get your day! People make mistakes.My God is forgiving. Why can't you just be thankful nobody got hurt physically. Tiffany is a good person just made a very bad choice. We all make bad choices at some point or another. A lot of us just don't get caught. Tiffany is learning from her mistakes. She got a bad deal. New hanovar county sucks she shouldn't have gotten the time she received. It was her first offense. We as citezen ought to be doing something to keep young kids focused so they can stay out of trouble instead of bringing them down when they get in trouble.

Mayor Cignotti has built a

Mayor Cignotti has built a new basketball and tennis court at WB and is working tirelessly to get a WAVE route to WB so our youth will be able to ride over to WB by the busload from Wilmington this Summer and be able to enjoy the beach and shoot a few hoops instead of being bored and commiting crimes. I support your commitment to diversifying the beach Mayor Cignotti. You are a wonderful agent for "change" like our President.

You are all missing the real

You are all missing the real point. The sad part is that the Wrightsville Beach Police Department is so backward that the only way this crime got solved is by the person turning themself in. The smalltown mindset of retired Colonel Simpson and Mayor Cignotti's refusal to demand more for our Town has left us in a terrible mess. When will we get to meet our new "smalltown" chief? Will someone on the Board of Aldermen speak up????? Look to the West, what do you see?

Missing the point...

Actually I think you missed the point genius. They were attempting to locate her because she was the suspect. Thus the crime was SOLVED! I would love to hear all about the terrible mess the town is in. But in closing, if you think you can do better by all means please feel free to apply for the postion.

Remember Officer that a

Remember Officer that a crime deterred is BETTER than a crime solved. Now get back to work!

Newt, it does not take a

Newt, it does not take a genius to figure out that 13/14/15 people who were robbed at gunpoint after their home was invaded by armed intruders is a sign of a "terrible mess" in our community.

It is very interesting to

It is very interesting to read the comments that are posted time and time again about race and crime on this website. I am a Wilmington native and I frequent this website along with the Wilmington Star News. Alot of your comments are racist or have a racist tone. It is as if black people are the only people that commit crimes. Well when I look at the police lineup in the Wilmington Star News I clearly see otherwise. What makes you people feel as if you are superior to anyone else when you are not? The race card "huh", does racisim not exist. See the fact of the matter is whether it is a person educated at Harverd or someone with no education at all there is going to be unfair criticism, especially if they are black!

You're wrong

on a couple of points.

First, the race card comment was made as that seems to be the first line of defense for any person of color facing criminal charges.

Second, No one ever said that persons, other than those of color, never commit cimes. Quite the contrary. It's just that persons who are not of color do not use a race card as a defense mechanism.

Third, Harverd is actually spelled Harvard.

Finally, if 78% of crimes are committed by persons of color, it's not unfair. It's statistics.

WOW WAKE UP

This crime happened in the Town of Wrightsville Beach and Not Wilmington, she didnt even know what town she made the crime in apparently,and at the time she turned herself in there were warrents out for her arrest on 17 different counts... "Harverd"HAHAHAHA .... Thank you to Wrightsville Beach Police working with the Wilmington Police for catching this criminal for tearing up our home, especially while renters were there, had they not been there and we were were home trust me she would have been very easy to find lying face down in the living room, not moving, also thanks to her for the several thousands of dollars to repairs, so stupid to take all the portable phones out of the jacks but leave the main line connected in the kitchen and security phone intact in the elevator "Which is where the 18 yr old not of color girl made the call to police while the robbers were till there". Its money that allows us to prevent crime before it happens, now we have 14 cameras in and around our homes on WB. and the WB police were on the scene in less than 4 min. My only suggestion would to have left the bridge up until they were both caught.

Genius

Harverd???? The writer must have graduated from "Yell"

Bye

She turned herself in. Maybe she will stick to Atlantic Beach, SC when she gets out and stay away from WB

What??

no race card yet? How can this be?

Where's the sign?

Strange, WECT shows the same photo, but with less cropped out of it. Both pictures show the two finger tips sticking up. It would appear to be a gang sign to me. Has this been cropped out of both pictures by the media? I know, we don't have a gang problem in Wilmington. It must have been a peace sign.