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Suspected armed pharmacy robber arrested

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James Michael Hegedus, Sr. (Source: BCSO) James Michael Hegedus, Sr. (Source: BCSO)
James Michael Hegedus, Jr. (Source: BCSO) James Michael Hegedus, Jr. (Source: BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 41-year-old man wanted in connection to an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. April Stanley, spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, said deputies responded to the Remedy Shop Pharmacy located at 925 Seaside Rd. in the Sunset Beach area around 4:50 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery.

Further details surrounding the robbery were not immediately available.

The suspect was described as a white male with a receding hairline standing about 5'6". He was wearing a purple sweatshirt with "Abercrombie" written across the back, blue jeans with holes and flip flops, possibly branded Nike or Adidas.

Stanley said the suspect fled on foot in the direction of Georgetown Road prior to deputy arrival.

James Michael Hegedus, Sr., of Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation led deputies to him. More than twenty Opana and more than fifty Oxycodone were found with Hegedus at the time of his arrest.

Hegedus has been charged with felony with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to distribute a schedule II drug and trafficking in opium or heroin.

Bond was set at $100,000.

Additionally, Hegedus' son, James Michael Hegedus, Jr. was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in connection to a misdemeanor breaking and entering in Ocean Isle Beach.

His bond was set at $500.

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