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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a man they say used a gun to rob a man on his bicycle selling ice cream in the Long Leaf Park area yesterday.

Wilmington Police say just after 4:30 p.m. they got a call reporting the crime in the 2700 block of Vance Street. They say Juan Sanchez told officers he was riding his bike through the park when a white man in his 20s walked up and ordered a popsicle from him. Police say when the robber reached for the popsicle he paid for, he pulled out a small black revolver and held it to Sanchez’s head. That’s when officers say the man demanded cash, saying “Give me all your money” in Spanish.

When Sanchez handed over the money, police say the robber took off running from the area, getting away. They say the man they are looking for is a white man in his 20s, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Police say the robber was wearing a bandana over his face during the robbery.

There’s no word on how much cash the robber got away with. Police say investigators are still looking into tips and leads they got during their search yesterday.


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