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Woman Reports Robbery.
Attempted Rape By Man
Who Offered Ride
A Wilmington woman told policc
she was robbed at gunpoint by a
man who tried to rape her after of
fering her a ride Friday night, ac
cording to a crime report on file at
the Brunswick County Sheriff's
The 29-year-old woman told
Detective Tom Hunter that the inci
dent occurred at about 10:30 p.m.
when she was offered assistance af
ter her car broke down in
Wilmington. The man "was suppos
edly giving her a ride to his brother,
who owned a wrecker," the report
Instead, she said the man turned
off the highway onto a dirt road near
Maco, pulled out a stainless-steel se
mi-automatic pistol and attempted to
disrobe her, tearing the zipper of her
pants in the process, according to
As she tried to talk him out of
hurting her, the woman said the man
took $390 away from her. "While he
was counting her money, she
jumped from the truck and ran," the
report said. When the man chased
her, the woman told Hunter that she
kicked him in the groin and man
aged to escape.
The woman described her as
sailant as a black male about 35 to
40 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches
tall, weighing about 250 pounds
with a stocky build, the report said.
He was driving a maroon pickup
Detective Ken Messer is investi
gating the case and interviewed the
victim after the incident. Judging
from the bruises on her body, "she
appeared to have been assaulted,"
Messer said. A kidnapping charge
could be lodged against the attacker
if he is arrested.
Apparently he told her he was
taking her to get her car fixed and
instead he took her for a ride "
,, lrV),h" crime reports on file at
the sheriff s office Monday:
?Someone stole a 9mm semi-au
tomatic handgun from a pawn shop
on N.C. 130 just outside Shaliotte
rhursday afternoon. The shop own
er told Deputy Malcolm Long that
she was waiting on a customer when
she noticed a man come into the
store and look at the guns in a dis
play case. She said that while still
helping the other customer, the other
man left without being waited on.
She noticed the gun missing a short
time later. The thief apparently
reached over the counter, slid the
glass door open and removed a 15
shot Tokarev pistol valued at $225.
?An Chinese SKS assault rifle
and an antique Spanish 12-gauce
shotgun were stolen from a home on
Fox Run Trail, off Mill Creek Road
in Winnabow recently. The owner
told Jesson he returned to the home
at about 7 a.m. Thursday to find that
someone had tried to steal his televi
sion and videocassette recorder. "It
appears they were scared off," the
report said. In a search of the house
the owner discovered that the two
weapons had been stolen.
?A .22-caliber magnum pistol
was stolen from an Ash man who
stopped his pickup truck to talk to
tnends along Project Road Friday
night. The man told Deputy R.W.
Long II he believes someone took
? off ,he seat of the truck
while he was socializing with the
suspect s two buddies on the passen
ger side of the vehicle." Long esti
mated the gun's value at $300.
?Someone threw a rock at a an
off-duty sheriff s deputy pumping
gasoline at the Leland Grocery store
Sunday night. Deputy Matthew
Jesson 's report said Deputy Ricky
Duvall was not injured when some
one in a "red, mid-sized vehicle"
threw the rock, which caused an es
timated $300 damage to the wind
shield of his 1 976 Chevrolet. The in
cident occurred shortly after 11
?More than $4,000 worth of
stereo equipment, jewelry and other
items were stolen from a van that
broke down outside Calabash early
Monday morning. The victim told
Deputy Keithan Home that his 1986
Chevrolet mini-van stopped running
on Old Georgetown Road at about
12:30 a.m. After catching a ride to
his mothers home in Calabash, the
man returned to find that someone
had broken out the passenger win
dow and removed a stereo amplifier,
a compact disc player, six speakers,
a radar detector, a cellular telephone,
a gold chaiii, a Gucci watch and an
onyx and diamond ring. Home
found the wires to the equipment
"were n.-atly cut with some type of
shear" and the interior light bulb
was removed. Damage was estimat
ed at about $200.
?An estimated $3,650 worth of
todls and other items were stolen
from a vehicle parked at the Atlantic
Telephone Co. offices on N.C. 130
last Monday night (Sept. 27). De
puty Phil Bryant talked to an em
ployee who said he arrived at work
Tuesday at about 8 a.m. and found
the materials missing from the bed
of a truck. There was no sign of
forced entry. Missing were four
wrenches, seven wooden posts, two
hammers, a brace and bit, two chain
binders. KM) feet of cable and 90
feet of chain.
?After trying unsuccessfully to
steal the batteries from four vehi
cles, a thief finally removed one
from a fifth, then used it to start an
other car and drive off. A Bolivia
man told Deputy Cathy Hamilton
that the stolen vehicle was parked
with the others in front of his home
on Old Ocean Highway. He said the
missing I <>85 Dodge Omni belonged
to his employer and had a "for sale"
sign on it. Hamilton estimated its
value at about $2,300.
?A woman who was babysitting
for her sister's child in Leland Satur
day night woke up the next morning
to find that someone had stolen her
car. Deputy Mark Snowden was told
that the woman had parked her gray
1985 Ford Mustang outside her sis
ter's home on Winston Avenue in
Parkwood Estates and went to sleep
at about 9 p.m. When she went out
side at about 5:15, the car was gone.
It wa? later found at the corner of
Salem Drive and Echo Drive with
"massive front end damage." The
car was valued at about $3,200.
?About $900 worth of light fix
tures were reported stolen from a
house under construction on Sass
pan Drive in the Holly Acres subdi
vision near Shallotte last week. A
Myrtle Beach. S.C., building con
tractor told Bryant that he returned
to the job site Sept. 27 to find that
five fixtures had been removed.
?A color television and a stereo
cassette player valued at about $7CK)
were reported stolen from a house
on I.uia Trail, off kirbv Koad.
Shallotte. Sunday. A man at the
house told Deputy J.D. Gray that he
and a female friend had gone out at
about 10 a.m. and returned about
nine hours later to discover the theft.
?Someone pried open the front
living room door of a mobile home
used as a summer residence on Kl
kin Street in the Coastal Retreat sub
division of Supply some time in the
past two weeks. A Fayetteville
woman told Deputy J R. Harp Jr. she
discovered the break-in at her un
cle's trailer Friday night. Found
missing were a color television and
a grass trimmer valued at a total of
$4(X). There was about $50 damage
to the trailer door.
?In another trailer break-in at
Coastal Retreat, a thief or thieves
forced open a rear window and stole
a color television valued at about
$250. The owner, a Lumberton man,
told Deputy Malcolm Long the theft
occurred between Sept. 19 and Oct.
?Long also took a report from a
Concord retiree who said that some
one had lorn out the screens to his
garage and broken a swing in the
front yard of his home on Cockle
shell Drive, off Stanley Road in
Supply. An estimated $220 damage
was caused in the vandalism, \shich
is believed to have occurred be
tween July 6 and Oct. 1 .
?A rock was apparently thrown
at a 197X Chevrolet Malibu station
wagon parked in front of a l^ong
wood seafood dealer Saturday night.
Deputy R.W. Long estimated dam
age to the car's windshield at about
BAbout $600 worth of baseball
and comic cards were stolen, along
with an undetermined amount of
cash, from a card shop on l-ong
Beach Road. Southport Friday night.
Gray reported finding fresh foot
prints and tire tracks outside the
shop, which was believed to have
been broken into about 1 1:30 p.m.
?Gray also investigated the theft
of a red wheelbarrow from a tool
rental business on Long Beach Road
that occurred sometime between
Sept. 25 and 29. The deputy estimat
ed the item's value at $105.
?A "pig tail" electrical connector
was reported stolen from a dock at
Marsh Harbor Marina in Calabash
Sunday evening. The owner told
Deputy R.W. Long that the theft oc
curred at about 8 p.m. The connec
tor's value was estimated to be
about SI 40.
?A Bolivia woman was not
aware that her 26-inch bicycle hail
been stolen until Deputy William
Hewett called to report that it had
been recovered and the suspect ar
rested. The theft was believed to
have occurred sometime between
Sept. 29 and Oct. 3. Hewett reported
thai i'ne suspect iold liini he had
stolen the bicycle "to buy drugs:" It
was valued at about SI 04.
?Deputy Cathy Hamilton investi
gated a case of vandalism that oc
curred at Kirby's Food Center at the
intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C.
211. Supply, Saturday night. The
man who reported the incident sus
pected a shotgun had been fired
through a plate glass window, but
Hamilton was unable to locate any
pellet holes in the interior walls.
?Someone cut the strings on a
large quantity of hay bales stored in
a barn on I .an vale Road I. eland,
l-'riday evening. "I"he o cr toll
Deputy Brian Sanders that >lie came
home from work at about 7:30 p.m.
and noticed thai someone had been
inside her barn. " The suspects ran
sacked the entire barn, throwing hay
everywhere." Sanders reported.
They also spray painted portions of
the barn and stole a machete, the re
port said. The woman told the
deputy she believes the crime may
have been committed by "a trouble
maker who lives nearby."
?A turkey breast, a bag of home
made chocolate-chip cookies and a
half-gallon of Breyers ice cream
were stolen from a freezer on the
back patio of a home on Town
C'reek Road last week. Deputy Rich
ard l^ong estimated the value of
stolen food at SI I. The flavor of ice
cream was not listed on the report.
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