Wilmington police searching for three armed robbers

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for three suspects in connection to two armed robberies in Wilmington overnight.

Police say the robberies are unrelated.

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The first robbery happened just before midnight at the intersection of 11th and Rankin Streets, when a woman says she was walking to her mailbox.

The woman tells police a man and a woman approached her from behind, holding something to her back. The two robbers then took off running with the woman’s purse.

A second robbery happened just an hour later at Murphy USA near Walmart off of Carolina Beach Rd.

Police say a man dressed in black approached the store with his hands in his pockets, demanding money in the register.

The employee believed the suspect had a gun, so she handed over the money man took off, running towards Walmart.

K-9 units lost track of the suspect when police discovered his clothes nearby.

Anyone with information should call Wilmington police.