Victim Says Man With Metal
Pipe Took $100
BY TKRRY POPK
A Wilmington woman says she
was robbed of SI 00 by a man carry
ing a inciai m die Plioeni\ tuiir
niuniiv north of Leland early
She said the man threatened to
boat her and chased tier from
Ballard's Mobile Home Park on
Cedar Hill Road when she tried to
get her money back.
Brunswick County S he ri 11 's
Deputy Briar. Sanders n&id the inc:
dent began around 4:15 a.m. in the
parking lot of the Phivnix Mini
The victim told Sanders that she
and two other people were on their
way home when her car got a Pat
tire Several subjects came to the car
to help. Sanders reported.
After giving one of the men SI 00
to buy two tires, the victim said, he
later returned without the tires. The
man with the metal pipe threatened
to beat the other suspect if he of
fered to return the money to her, she
When she reached to get her mon
ey. the man with the pipe grabbed
the $100 and ran to the mobile home
park. She was chased away and
called the sheriff's department.
Detectives have suspects and arc
In other reports on file at the sher
?A shooting at die GFB Club on
Exum Road in Ash caused damage
i>ui i k i ? ? ? i tit its tui iy Sunday. IX puty
Becky McDonald reported. Several
suspects entered the building around
2:30 a.m.. beat a subject in the face
and later returned with handguns, re
ported the club owner, Glenn Bell.
A side window, ceiling and front
wall were struck by bullets, causing
S2(H) in damage, Ms. McDonald re
ported. When the beating victim hid
in the bathroom, the suspects went
outside and started fighting wiUi an
other subject, she reported. Police
do have suspects.
?Shoplifters took about $240 in
video tapes front the Hollywood
Video store in Bclville Saturday
evening, reported Deputy William
Hcwctt. One suspect entered the
store and distracted a sales clerk
while another suspect took 20 new
videotapes and four video cassette
cleaning kits from a shelf.
?Thieve s cut a fence to enter a U.S.
Corps of Engineers repair yard on
Eagle Island Saturday, reported
Deputy Richard DuVall. Taken from
two storage buildings were tools, a
generator, boat motor and tool box.
all valued at around $4,900. Damage
was listed at SI 50.
?A 40-gallon hot water heater was
stolen from a rental home on Main
Street in Navassa between Dec. 15
and Jan. 1 1 . reported DuVall.
?A family returned from church
Sunday to find iheir home on
Village Road in Lcland hail been
broken inio. A back door was pried
open oiiu $20 hi coins and some
jewelry' were missing, reported
?Nick Newton of Sand Dollar Realty
says someone broke inio a unit at
Carolina Shores Resorts in Calabash
and stole a $12l> vacuum cleaner
Friday, reported Deputy J.M. Adams.
? Visitors at a Poe Street residence
in i ?> ^ ^ vImiIxt r.P.c v*%!
ued at S2(H) taken from their car
Saturday, reported Deputy Steve
?Items taken from a Red ( )ak
Estates home on Ml. Misery Road in
Lcland include a saw, video
recorder, jewelry, pistol and shot
gun. all valued at $2,250. reported
Deputy William llewett. Damage to
a door was listed at $375.
Also, a 1476 BMW automobile,
valued at $2.<XX> and stolen from a
Rockingham man, was found parked
on Cricket Drive in the Red Oak
Estates subdivision Saturday night
?Cioll clubs, jewelry and clothing
worth $1,799 were stolen from a
Gulf Crest Court home in Calabash
between Dec. 12 and 31. reported
Deputy Phil Bryant.
? Vandals put dirt into a tractor en
gine on N.C. 904 near Grissettown
Friday, reported Deputy Kcilhan
Home. The 1985 John Deere be
tongs lo Jewel's Excavating.
?A woman told Deputy Cathy
Hamilton that someone drove olT
wiiii net ear on Cedar Grove Koad
Friday while she was talking with
someone at the sheriff's department
by telephone. The car was found
abandoned at Stanley Road and
Cedar Grove Road three hours later.
?Burglars look a portable heater
valued at S30 and caused S4(X) in
damage to a burglar alarm at a
vamj'vi IIV/IIIV Oil OUUIIC > l>U.K
Road between Dec. 24 and Jan. 11,
reported Deputy Charles Crocker.
Damage was $80 to a door.
?A homeowner says someone drove
a vehicle over his pump house at
Shell Point, causing about S500 in
damage sometime between Dec. 18
and Jan. 11, reported Ms. Hamilton.
?Damage was listed at $600 to a
van parked on East Leonard Street
in Southport Friday after someone
shot out its windows, reported Ms.
?A hammer was used to break open
a drink machine at the DuPont
"Truck Slop" at the rear of the
Leland plant Sunday, reported
Hcwett. Damage was listed at SI. (XX)
while S20 in coins was taken.
? A pickup left parked in the median
of U.S. 17 at Supply was hit by gun
fire and vandalized between Jan. 10
and 12. Ms. Hamilton reported. A
side panel was shot, some windows
were broken and SI 50 in radio
equipment was laken. Damage was
listed at S975.
?.Someone pried open a kitchen
window at a Carolina Shores Drive
home between Dec. 22 and Jan. 5,
reported Adams. Missing arc 5800
in currency, $75 in jewelry, a rifle
valued at $160 and golf clubs worth
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