Delaware State Police Arrest Suspect for Robbery of Cell Phone Store

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Delaware State Police have arrested Ahmed Sawadogo, 20, of New York, NY for the robbery of a cell phone store that occurred in December of 2022.

On December 30, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., troopers responded to the AT&T located at 3601 Concord Pike, Wilmington for a reported robbery. The investigation revealed that three male suspects entered the business through an opened rear entry door as an employee was returning to the store after starting his vehicle. The suspects forced the victim back into the store, demanded cell phones, and threatened to harm the remaining three other employees in the business. The suspects then removed an undisclosed number of phones and fled the area.

On the evening of the robbery, investigators obtained information that led to the Brooklyn, New York area. With the assistance of the New York City Police Department, Sawadogo was located, taken into custody, and still in possession of the stolen property.

On January 12, 2023, Sawadogo was extradited back to Delaware and brought to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)- 4 counts
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Burglary Third Degree (Felony)

Sawadogo was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $203,500 cash bail.

This remains an active investigation and the two other suspects have not been identified at this time.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigation Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective B. Beck by calling 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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