The Delaware State Police have arrested 40-year-old Toshawn Furlow of Laurel, Delaware for a robbery that occurred early yesterday morning at the Oasis Travel Plaza truck stop in Laurel.
On August 22, 2023, at approximately 1:58 a.m., troopers responded to the Oasis Travel Plaza located at 30759 Sussex Highway for a robbery that had just occurred. Troopers arrived and learned that the suspect had entered the store, put his hand in his pocket, and threatened to shoot the cashier if she did not open the cash register drawer. The victim complied and the suspect stole money and cigarettes before fleeing the scene. The victim was not hurt and was able to show troopers surveillance video of the robbery.
Later that day at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Seaford Police Department responded the M&T Bank located at 22920 Sussex Highway for a robbery involving the same suspect, who had been identified as Toshawn Furlow.
Troopers and officers continued searching for Furlow in the surrounding area. At approximately 3:03 p.m., officers from the Laurel Police Department, EMS personnel, and assisting troopers responded to the 1000 building of Hollybrook Farms Apartments in Laurel for a medical call. Officers arrived and found Furlow in the apartment, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Furlow was taken to Seaford Police Department and charged by troopers for the following crimes:
- Robbery First Degree (Felony)
- Theft Under $1,500 – 2 counts
Furlow was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $62,100 cash bond. Furlow also faced additional charges of robbery (felony), terroristic threatening (felony), and theft from the Seaford Police Department for the robbery of the M&T Bank.
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