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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man arrested for armed robbery at Walgreens


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The following was sent to the WWAY Newsroom Saturday from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office:

23 year old Alan Ryan Benson has been arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office for robbing the Walgreens on Carolina Beach Rd. Benson is currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secure bond. His charges include:
Possession drug paraphernalia, Robbery w/ dangerous weapon, Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling for Drugs, Possession Stolen Goods


The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says that a man entered the Walgreens at 5900 Carolina Beach Rd shortly after 6:00 pm this evening and demanded drugs. The man approached the pharmacist, handing the pharmacist a note stating that he had a weapon and demanded the drugs.

The man is described as a white male with a plaid coat and no front teeth. He left the Walgreens on foot in an unknown direction of travel. Anyone having any information should call the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division 910-798-4161.

Additional information will be released as the investigation continues.

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