Second man charged in connection with armed robbery at Wilmington Burger King


The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has charged a second man in connection with an armed robbery that took place in Burger King in Ogden earlier this year.

According to a press release Friday from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on February 7, 2023. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Burger King in Ogden, located on the 7200 block of Market Street, shortly before 7 p.m. One of the suspects entered the building, brandished a firearm and demanded money before leaving in an unknown direction. Deputies later intercepted a vehicle matching the suspect in Dutch Square and two of the suspects fled on foot.

According to the release, on August 14, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Derek Cordero-Edge on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

“The collection of evidence and a thorough investigation played a vital role in obtaining these orders,” the statement said.

With the help of the Brunswick Provincial Police Office, deputies executed a search warrant at an address known to Edge on August 16. During the search, Edge was taken into custody and is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility on a $500,000 guaranteed bond.

In February, investigators charged another suspect, Maurice Lamar Johnson, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. He was awarded a $325,000 secured bond.

This article originally appeared on the Wilmington StarNews: The second man has been charged with armed robbery at a Burger King in Wilmington

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