Wilmington Police arrest trio after armed robbery, assault
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police say two men and one juvenile face assault charges after the trio beat another man during an armed robbery over the weekend.
Wilmington Police say just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the victim, who was 29, told officers he was meeting a co-worker because he owed the man money. They say the men met in the 4900 block of Holly Tree Road.
That’s when the victim told officers three unknown suspects approached him with guns. Police say the trio demanded money from the victim, before beating him in the face and head repeatedly.
They say when the victim told them he had no money to give them, they stole his watch and took off running. Officers say the victim refused EMS for his injuries.
Police arrested Andre Markell Lewis, 35, who is charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and filing a false police report, and Aaron Edward Lockhart, 18, who is charged with armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Officers say the third suspect arrested in connection to the crime is a juvenile.
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