Shirtless man robs Carolina Beach Rd. convenience store, suspect in custody

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Franklin Bell and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon at the Speedway on Carolina Beach Rd. on July 11, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County deputies say they have a suspect in custody after a robbery at a gas station this morning.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says just before noon a shirtless man allegedly robbed the Speedway gas station at 6234 Carolina Beach Road near Masoboro Commons with a weapon.

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According to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, Franklin Bell is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.