Troopers Arrest Two Juveniles for Robbery

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Delaware State Police have arrested two juvenile males, a 12-year-old, and a 13-year-old both of Wilmington, DE for robbery and related charges following an incident Saturday afternoon.

On January 14, 2023, at approximately 3:43 p.m., troopers responded to Centerville Road in the area of Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, for a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined a 55-year-old female victim was walking on Centerville Road when she was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects displayed a black handgun and removed items from her possession. The suspects then fled the area on foot. Troopers searched the area and located two subjects matching the suspects’ description. The two juveniles were taken into custody, and one was located with a BB gun in his possession.  It was learned the 12-year-old juvenile is currently on pre-trial supervision for a prior violent felony.

The two juveniles were transported back to Troop 6 and charged with the following crimes:

12-year-old juvenile

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Noncompliance with Conditions of Bond (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument

The 12-year-old juvenile was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on a $65,000 cash bond.

13-year-old juvenile

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)

The 13-year-old juvenile was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on a $62,000 cash bond.

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