make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Armed robbery suspect behind bars

READ MORE: Armed robbery suspect behind bars
tate300.jpg
Wilmington police arrested a man they say could be responsible for a string of armed robberies at stores around the city. Forty-year-old Carson Tate Junior is behind bars at the New Hanover County jail, being held under a $1,000,000 bond. He is charged with 4 armed robberies stemming from a string of hold ups at stores around Wilmington this week. Monday, police say Tate "hit up" the Crown Fast Fare off College Road. Mike, the store clerk on duty that night told police the suspect pointed a handgun at him and demanded cash. Mike gave him the money, and he took off. On Wednesday, the Rite-Aid off Carolina Beach Road was robbed. Police say Tate did the same thing there -- revealing a handgun to get the clerk to empty the register. The very next day, police say Tate robbed the Scotchman on Eastwood Road, once again using his handgun to get the cash. Friday morning, another robbery occurred at the Handee Hugo off Oleander Drive. Once again, police say Tate used a gun to get cash. Investigators say surveillance cameras and the public helped them find Tate. Wilmington police captain Marshall Williamson said, "Without the cooperation of the media and citizens we would still be investigating these cases." Police say they finally found Tate at the Red Roof inn off Market Street, shortly after his fourth robbery. Tate is in the New Hanover County jail, under a $1,000,000 bond facing four counts of armed robbery. His first court appearance is Monday. Police say there could be more charges against Tate if they connect him to other robberies earlier this summer.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.