HUBERT, North Carolina – A robbery suspect was apprehended Sunday morning after police say he fled the scene on a moped wearing a ski mask over his helmet. 24-year-old Wesley Keith Baxter (pictured above) allegedly entered a Hubert gas station, demanded money and threatened a customer with a screwdriver before making his not so subtle getaway. According to the Onslow County Sheriff’s press release, “Deputy Culpepper stopped the suspect a short distance away and was still wearing the helmet with the ski mask over top…The suspect apologized for robbing the victim and told the officer times were hard and he just needed some money.”
Baxter’s apology along with the fact that he had a ski mask over his helmet gave Culpepper a fairly strong indication he had apprehended the right suspect.
Baxter has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and several other counts.