WANTED: Wilmington PD searching for Carlos Santos for involvement in hit and run

WANTED: Wilmington Police are searching for Carlos Roberto Santos, 27, after a tip came in last week that he was involved in the hit and run of a motorcyclist earlier this month.

Carlos Santos, Son (WANTED)

Around 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 9, a motorcyclist failed to yield while crossing the intersection at 7th and Wooster Streets when Santos, driving a 2004 Gold GMC, struck the victim, ejecting him roughly 15 feet into the air before landing on the pavement. The victim suffered several injuries, and his motorcycle was totaled. His father, Carlos Alberto Santos, also of Leland, is the owner of the suspect vehicle but refused to give WPD the name of the driver to whom he loaned his vehicle.

Carlos Santos, Father

After WPD offered a reward for information in this hit and run, a tipster came forward and was able to identify Santos as the operator of the vehicle. Investigators then confirmed with witnesses that Santos was the driver.

He is charged with hit and run leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving while license revoked.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact WPD at 910.343.3609 or use Text A Tip.

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