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Gas station robbed, detectives searching for armed suspect


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an armed suspect after the Wilco Hess gas station at 7413 Market Street was robbed early Saturday morning.

An employee told deputies a black male came into the station, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect took money and left.

Detectives originally believed he may have left in a white conversion van, but that vehicle was found and cleared.

Detectives are searching for a black male 6 foot tall, weighing around 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle he is believed to be traveling in, is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162.

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