Police: NC man suspected of multiple armed robberies arrested in New Jersey

Cumberland County News

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WNCN) — Police say a North Carolina man that they think may be responsible for multiple armed robberies in North Carolina was arrested in New Jersey.

According to the Spring Lake Police Department, on March 30 around 8:40 p.m. officers responded to reports of a robbery at the Family Dollar located on 205 Skyland Plaza in Spring Lake. 

A man described as being in his 40s to 50s wearing a black hat, black shirt and black pants was named as a suspect.

The man, later identified as 60-year-old Angelo Epps, was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the store, police say. 

Police say warrants were obtained from Epps on March 10 and charged him with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of kidnapping relating to the Family Dollar robbery. 

Spring Lake police say Epps is suspected of at least five armed robberies in North Carolina. 

Further investigation determined that Epps had left North Carolina and gone to New Jersey.

Epps was arrested on April 29 around 7 a.m. in Camden County, New Jersey by New Jersey State Police and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force as a fugitive from justice, police say.

Three other police agencies have obtained warrants charging Epps of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. Police believe he is responsible for a robbery at Shoe Dept. on March 23 in Sanford, Kay Jewelers on April 6 in Lumberton, and Kay Jewelers on April 24 in Southern Pines. 

Police ask anyone with more information on Epps to contact Spring Lake detectives at (910) 436-0350.

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