On 12/10/19 at 3:54 a.m., Detectives were called out to investigate an attempted Robbery of Royal Farms located at 566 S. DuPont Hwy, Milford, Sussex County, Delaware. Video surveillance revealed that a black male with long black dreadlocks, a goatee, wearing a blue hooded Sweatshirt that said “Washington Adventist Basketball: on it and black jogging pants with a white stripe down the side, entered into the business (Suspect 1). The suspect purchased items from the store and then left the business and returned to what appeared to be a white Ford Fusion parked in the area of the stop sign at the entrance/exit to Royal Farms from Shawnee Rd. Surveillance showed moments later another suspect exited the white Ford Fusion and approached the store. As this suspect (Suspect 2) was approaching the store, he pulled a black ski mask over his face. Surveillance showed that Suspect 2 entered the store, walked over to the register and took the register off the counter. Suspect 2 then fled from the store with the register. Suspect 2 got back into the vehicle with Suspect 1 and the vehicle fled westbound on Shawnee Rd. Suspect 2 was described as possibly a white male with a black hoodie, jeans or grey sweatpants, and black and white sneakers. Detectives learned that the total theft to the Royal Farms was greater than $1500 U.S. currency.
Detectives learned that on 12/11/2019, the same two suspects committed similar acts in various locations in Sussex County. During the early morning hours on 12/11/2019, the two suspects were contacted and apprehended in the white Ford Fusion by the Delaware State Police and Milton PD, in Milton DE. The suspects were identified as Jayson T. Willin, 20 of Seaford, DE (Suspect 2) and Daquan L. Bailey, 23 of Seaford, DE (Suspect 1).
Detectives learned that Willin was also in possession of a B.B. gun that the handle was allegedly left exposed to scare the victims during the attempted robbery on 12/10/2019.
The Milford Police Department charged both Willin and Bailey with one count of Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Willin was also charged with one count of Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony. Willin had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $26,000 USC cash bail only. A no contact order was put into place between Willin and all Delaware Royal Farms locations. Bailey had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $3000.00 USC cash bail only. A no contact order was put into place between Bailey and Royal Farms. Willin and Bailey will have preliminary hearings in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date.
The Delaware State Police, Bridgeville, and Greenwood Police Departments have separate charges for the robberies committed in their jurisdictions.
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