WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating two armed robberies over the weekend. The first happened at the 1400 block of Greenfield Street around 6:05 p.m. Lt. O.M. Blanton says police received a shot spotter alert of a single gunshot.
When they arrived, police found no evidence of a shooting, but instead found a woman who had been robbed at gunpoint.
A police spokeswoman says the victim told police she was in her car when a white Escalade pulled up, and a white man got out of the passenger side, pulled on her door, pointed a gun and demanded money. The victim gave the man her wallet. He got back into the SUV, which was driven by a black male, according to police.
Investigators say the suspects fit the description of the suspects who attempted an armed robbery just a few blocks away around 6:10 p.m. on 7th & Martin streets.
In that case, the victim told police that he froze when he was approached by a white male with a pistol demanding his property. The suspect then whipped him with the pistol and took his wallet. The suspect shot at the victim and then left the area. The victim then left and went to the hospital. Police arrived at the hospital a few minutes later to interview him.
The suspects are described as a white male with a thin build, early 20s, brown hair, white shirt and brown pants and a black male, early 20s, corn-rows, blue shirt and jeans.