Wilmington man charged in connection with armed robbery at Brunswick Family Dollar

Wilmington man charged in connection with armed robbery at Brunswick Family Dollar

A suspect with a gun allegedly took a cash drawer with money during an armed robbery at a Family Dollar in Leland around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives charged 25-year-old Alexander Diano Neil in connection with the incident at 1411 Lanvale Road. Neil is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was booked into the New Hanover County Detention Center on unrelated charges Sunday, according to online records.

Earlier: According to the department, the suspect was described as a male in his late 20s, wearing a green hoodie, blue mask, blue gloves, and gray sweatpants with red symbols on the pockets and braids to about the bottom of his ears.

Surveillance posted by the department shows a suspect at a checkout counter holding a weapon, while a clerk keys in information on a screen before the drawer opens up. The drawer, with the money in it, was placed on the counter before the suspect left with it.

The suspect left on foot headed toward U.S. 17.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the department at 910-713-6071 or call 911.

This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Wilmington man charged in connection with robbery of Brunswick store

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