Two arrested in motel room robbery

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Submitted: Thu, 06/16/2011 - 3:40am
Updated: Thu, 06/16/2011 - 3:09pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A male victim reported a robbery on June 14th at around 9:30 pm. The robbery occurred at the Best Value Inn at 5041 Market Street. The victim states that he had arranged to meet up with a woman at the motel, but when he arrived at the room, she wasn’t there. Instead, someone emerged from the bathroom and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding the victim’s money, which the victim complied with before fleeing.

The man who emerged from the bathroom and the woman who the victim had originally intended to meet were in the motel room when Wilmington Police Department officers arrived. 36-year-old Willie Edward Lafonza Mcbride and the female, 22-year-old Corey Michael Lea, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Both are in custody at the New Hanover County detention facility with bond set at $15,000 each.


  • Guest28451 says:

    Typical Craigslist/Backpage escort ad scammer/thief Im guessing. These stories abound and when ya play with fire your bound to get burned. If you insist on perveaying of such services at least use a reputable service in the area (not condoning the behavior but at least suggesting to be smart and safe). The stories of armed robbery abound about people like this sadly in fact these might be the same ones that have been discussed up in Jacksonville pulling the same crimes.

  • Guest1977 says:

    Hey look it’s Dumb and Dumber. Glad to see we have 2 more losers off the streets of Wilmington but it sucks that my tax dollars get to pay for these 2 dumbasses to sit in jail now. Oh well.

  • Guestyish says:

    Sit in jail? No way! These low life’s will be out in no time victimizing someone else within minutes of their release. That’s what they do.

  • virgogirl says:

    Does anyone know why he would be meeting her there to begin with? Probably drugs or sex! Go figure.

  • Common Sense says:

    Moral of the story? Don’t get unattractive overweight hookers.

  • Guest2012 says:

    they will go to the shelter and get a “free” meal, but only if they cannot con someone by panhandling first for money because they would starve to death otherwise.

    THERE ARE 60 Wilmington AGENCIES who ENABLE with these PEOPLE DAILY…

    Market Street motels are full of homeless shelter people on the 3rd of EVERY month, thanks to the much coveted $673.00 ‘disABILITY check.

    Ability to commit fraud on the tax payers begins on the 3rd of the month, MONTH after Month. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, well, don’t forget beer and wine! Motivated by the fun in the sun, and ease of it all, the hustle begins when the $$$$$$$$$$$$ runs low.

    You’d think some of the social-workers who work so hard to add to the entitlements already being abused by these criminals would have a clue about this abuse of taxpayers money and report these individuals to the Medicaid and Social Security offices.

    Of course, I am only referencing those who use the shelters to claim homelessness, while using the hotels along Market and CBR to PARTY heartily on the 3rd of every month, out of money by the 6th, back to the hustle…or if raining, to the Shepherd.

    Hey Bleeding Hearts, bring it on, you know more than anyone that what I say is TRUE!

    And the morale of the story is NEVER GO TO MEET A WOMAN AT A MARKET STREET MOTEL unless you are crraaaazy!

  • Really.... again? says:

    When is somebody going to keep her off the streets of Wilmington? She needs to be taught a lesson. Not the 1st attempt of doing something like this and doing alot of other things on Market Street. KEEP her locked up, dont let her back on the streets. She needs to get clean in more than one way.

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