Pender deputies search for armed robbery suspect


PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for the armed robbery of a Hampstead business.

Investigators say he robbed Azalea Coast Mortgage Company about 5:45 p.m. Monday. They say the suspect held the victim at gun point, robbed her of personal items and forced her into the restroom and barricaded the door with office furniture before leaving.

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The investigation has revealed that the suspect is familiar with the Hampstead and Jacksonville area.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information about this crime or about the person shown in these photographs to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (910) 259-1212.