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Deputies searching for armed robber


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for an armed robber after they say he stole another man's wallet at the Midway Kwik Stop Sunday night.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, they say a man stopped to get gas at the store was approached by another man who asked for a cigarette.

That's when they say the suspect pulled out a weapon and demanded the customer's wallet. The victim told deputies that he handed over his wallet to the robber.

Deputies say the suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, with a short buzzed-cut hairstyle, and a thin beard and mustache. They say the suspect was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans at the time of the crime.

According to deputies, two other suspects were in the robber’s silver Jeep Cherokee. Anyone with any information on the robbery is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at 910-798-4162.

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