Police investigating Wilmington robbery, victim attacked in face


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating after a victim was robbed and attacked with a knife.

According to a police spokeswoman, it happened in Brooks Alley, near the 500 block of N. 7th Street, around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.

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Officials say the suspect approached a man and asked for money. When the man refused, the suspect slashed him on his face and grabbed money from the victim’s pockets.

EMS took the victim, identified as Tristan Kruger, to New Hanover Regional Medical center with a wound from his ear to his chin.

Police said the suspect may be driving a newer model black Range Rover.

If you have any information on the crime, please call Wilmington Police or use text-a-tip.