Matt Tomsic, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C., “Police charge suspect in Walmart, Bank of America robberies”,
“Aug. 20--WILMINGTON -- Detectives arrested a Wilmington man Thursday in the robbery of a Walmart robbery Wednesday, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department.
David Carl Collins, 46, is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Collins also was charged with robbing a Bank of America on July 15.
Police picked Collins up Thursday afternoon while on an unrelated call at the Travel Inn at 4401 Market St.
Collins is being held in New Hanover County jail under an $800,000 secured bond.
On Wednesday afternoon, a robber walked into the Walmart service center, showed an employee a handgun and asked for large bills. A second employee walked up during the robbery. After getting the money, the man made them both lie on the floor before he walked out of the store and got into a car.
On July 15, a robber went to the Bank of America at 1929 Carolina Beach Road at 3:18 p.m. He demanded money and threatened bank employees, implying he had a weapon.
Employees gave him cash, and he left. No one was hurt.” (2010)
Brian Freskos, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C., “Suspect in Pa. bank robbery arrested”,
“Wilmington -- Police here have arrested a man wanted in a Pennsylvania bank robbery, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department.
James Fitzgerald Higgins, a 34-year-old from Vintondale, Pa., was arrested Thursday afternoon with the help of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Wilmington police.
Higgins is being held without bond in New Hanover County jail. He will likely be sent to Pennsylvania to face charges...