VIDEO: Charged kidnapper snatches child away from Leland Walmart
LELAND, NC (WWAY) – The Leland Police Department has released surveillance footage of the attempted kidnapping at Walmart.
This happened around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Leland’s Walmart on New Pointe Blvd.
In the video, you see the suspect grabbing the child and attempting to escape.
Police arrested D’Vonta Robbins, 26.
Police say there is no known relationship between the suspect and the child or his mother.
Police say it appears to be a random act based on information that has been developed as part of the ongoing investigation.
Robbins has been charged with the following:
- Second degree abduction
- Assault on a child under 12
- Resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer
During a call to 911, a caller spoke to the dispatch of a woman who appeared to be with the suspect.
“The woman walking with him is arguing with the Walmart employee now that the gentleman thought the little girl was the one belonging to the woman following him,” said the caller.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Leland Police Department at 910-371-1100.
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