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Deputies: Sweepstakes manager chases down robber

By Elizabeth Bynum
Published On: Dec 06 2012 11:35:18 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 06 2012 11:42:35 AM CST
ONSLOW COUNTY -

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested a man they said robbed an internet cafe.

The incident happened Wednesday evening at the Sweepstakes Internet Café on Highway 17 in Onslow County.  Deputies said a man came into the business and asked a manager questions about how the games work.  During that time, the suspect then pulled out a gun and demanded money.  After a brief struggle with the manager, deputies said the man grabbed a money bag and ran out of the store.

The incident didn't stop there, according to a news release.  The manager of the store then got into his pick-up truck and chased after the suspect.  The chase happened for about a mile before the suspect got out of the manager's sight. 
 

Deputies said the suspect was found in the bed of a nearby pick-up truck.  He's been identified as William Inman.  The release stated Inman was holding the recently stolen money, the stolen bank bag and a BB gun.  Inman was taken into custody without incident.