Police nab man they say robbed Wilmington Wal-Mart
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UPDATE (8/20): WPD detectives arrested a Wilmington man today and charged him in connection with yesterday’s armed robbery at Walmart on Sigmon Road.

David Carl Collins, d.o.b. 3-22-1964, also has been charged with robbing the Bank of America at 1929 Carolina Beach Road on July 15, 2010.

Collins was spotted on Thursday afternoon when WPD officers were out on an unrelated call at the Travel Inn, 4401 Market Street. He was picked up for questioning and later charged. The original news releases on both incidents are attached.

Collins is in custody tonight at the New Hanover County detention facility under $800,000 bond. He is charged with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

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WILMINGTON, NC - The Wilmington Police Department responded at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday to an armed robbery inside the Walmart store on Sigmon Road.

According to witnesses, a man approached the service center inside the store and displayed a handgun. He ordered the female employee behind the counter to hand over cash. As this was happening, a second employee entered the service area. Both women complied with the robber’s instructions. After taking the cash, the man made both women lie down on the floor behind the counter. Then he ran out of the store.

The robber is described as a tall white man, approximately 6’2”, about 240 pounds. He was wearing a white polo shirt, jeans, white athletic shoes, and a white cap with a black Nike Jumpman emblem. A photo from a store camera is attached to this release (suspect is in the center, wearing sunglasses).

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information may also be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip708” and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

One of the attached photos shows the man who robbed the service center, accompanied by his two companions. The robber is the tall man wearing the white shirt and cap. He is walking with a man in a red shirt, followed by the heavyset man in black. This image was taken just prior to the robbery. We also are attaching a cropped photo of the suspect.

Anyone who recognizes any of these three men is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information may also be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip708” and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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The address and surrounding immediate address at Wal Mart has the highest reported crime rate in our area.. Especially the one off Market St...
Is saving an average of $2.40 per trip really worth placing yourself in harms way?
Heck no.. I pay a little more per year, and my money goes to support the crime free mom and pop shops native to our area.. I hate Wal Mart!

It was only one man-the single picture w/ the man w/ the goatee. He was charged for the robbery at the Market St. location.

lol...He should have got a haircut in the salon there first! Looks like he's stuck in the 80's with that look!

I was actually in there when this happened...actually saw the big guy in black walking down one of the isles by the greeting cards...

Go Get Um Barny Fife, and don't forget your bullet. Hey Andy Hey Aunt Bee, Hey Opie.

They all look like lard-buckets, to me. Maybe they were broke and Mickey D's was playing its siren call. "Two double quarter-pounders with cheese, a large order of fries and a large chocolate shake, please."

I only see one man, how is that a group? Or is there more to the story? Love the Picture, I think if I knew him I would know. Bet someone does. Keep up the good work WWAY.

You have to do a little more than just look at the pretty pictures, you are required to do a little reading. Here lost, let me help you. From the story:"One of the attached photos shows the man who robbed the service center, accompanied by his two companions."

When they made the comment the original article didn't say anything about accomplices and the picture was different.

OBVIOUSLY...you didn't read the article...

It would help to post larger images so people can actually see what the person looks like.