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Bank robbery suspect also charged with drug store robbery


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Brunswick County deputies say they've arrested the man who held up a bank in the Holden Beach area. Investigators arrested 22-year-old Rodney Adelstone II yesterday.

They say he entered Waccamaw Bank on Holden Beach Road on Thursday and demanded money. He now faces one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Investigators also arrested Adelstone for the armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy at 7295 Beach Drive in Sunset Beach May 26. They say he entered the business at about 2 p.m. and demanded prescription pills from the pharmacy. Deputies say he left with more than $10,000 in prescription medications.

Detectives from the Brunswick County Southend Task Force charged Adelstone with a second count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Adelstone is in jail under $200,000 secured bond.

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