Two arrested in Family Dollar armed robbery

Akeem McKoy and Jamal James Whitmore (Photo: PCSO)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday morning in Pender County.

Pender County Sheriff’s Office said the crime happened at the Family Dollar store located at 410 West Church Street in Atkinson.

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Jamal James Whitmore, 20, of Messer Loop Road in Burgaw was arrested Thursday morning. He is charged with 1 count of 2nd Degree Kidnapping, 1 count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 1 count of Larceny of a firearm.

Whitmore is currently being held in the Pender County Jail under a $180,100 secured bond.

Akeem Mckoy, 21, of Crooked Creek Road in Burgaw turned himself into deputies Thursday night. He is being held under a $200,000 bond.