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Archive for August, 2013

Armed robbery leaves woman hurt

Friday, August 30th, 2013

About 9:30 p.m., the Wilmington Police Department responded to a call about shots fired after a witness called 911.

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Police: woman hit in the head with a hammer during armed robbery

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating reports of an armed robbery that happened overnight.

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Amber Alert canceled for High Point girl in stolen vehicle

Friday, August 30th, 2013



HIGH POINT, NC (AP) — High Point police are looking for a 17-month-old girl who was sleeping in a vehicle that was reported stolen at a grocery store parking lot.

North Carolina officials issued an Amber Alert early Friday for Shylin Olandea Neal.

They say she was in a white 2003 Chevrolet Suburban that was stolen shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle has North Carolina tag BJX-1565 with an “I love wake boarding” sticker.

The girl’s grandmother told WGHP-TV the keys were in the vehicle.

Shylin is a black female, about 18 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a turquoise onesie with pink yellow and turquoise hearts and blue clog shoes. Her hair is braided with blue and clear beads.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Convenience store on Market Street robbed

Friday, August 30th, 2013

A Scotchman convenience store on Market Street near Kerr Avenue was robbed early Friday morning, according to the Wilmington police.

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WPD: Woman attacked with hammer, robbed; witness shoots at suspect

Friday, August 30th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a woman was attacked and robbed as she left work last night on Old Eastwood Road.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said the woman was leaving a business at 102 Old Eastwood Road around 9:30 p.m. when an unknown black man came up behind her and starting hitting her in the head with a hammer.

Police say a witness heard the noise and yelled to the suspect, who said he had a gun. That’s when the witness pulled out his gun and started shooting at the suspect.

The suspect got away with the victim’s purse in a silver car.

The woman, who’s name police are not releasing, was taken to the hospital. There’s no word yet on her condition.

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