Man robbed at gun point after fireworks

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Submitted: Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:04pm
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a man was robbed at gun point after the fireworks early Saturday morning.

Police say the male victim met a woman during the show and the pair planned to head back to her house just after 2 a.m. While the couple was walking, the victim says they were approached by three men near S. 5th Avenue and Meares Street.

The victim says the men pointed a black handgun at him, so he gave them cash, his cell phone, cigarettes and the alcohol he had just purchased.

He says the suspects fled and the woman he was with chased after them and never returned.

The victim told police the suspects were wearing all black, with black bandannas and hoodies. He says two of the suspects were between 18- 20 years old and were about 4’7″- 5′ tall. He says the other man was about 22- 26 years old and between 5’3″ and 5’8″.


  • beach guy says:

    Man, what a sucker got picked up by a random female stopped at the liquor store bought some smokes and on your way to her house?????
    you got robbed hmmm sounds like yougot set up.

  • guesty says:

    I’m not sure what the fireworks have to do with this story since they started at 9:05pm and was done about 20-25 minuets later. They were robbed after 2am. And with the woman he just met running after the robbers and never coming back, it sounds like she was in on it and set him up.

  • Guestomfg says:

    Fireworks didnt end at 2am. This guy is fool for being downtown at 2am. Non news.

  • Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe Division says:

    Sounds like he got robbed by a Hobbit.

  • RealityBites says:

    Ya gots ta have some.

  • guest8320 says:

    This crime did not happen downtown. According to Ralph Evangelous, downtown is the area between the bridges, and fifth street to the water. Meares street would be three blocks south of downtown.

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