Delaware State Police arrested a 15-year-old Wilmington, Delaware teen in connection with a robbery that Thursday evening at a Wilmington area Shell gas station.
On January 25, 2024, at approximately 4:44 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a robbery at the Shell located at 3800 Kennett Pike in Wilmington. The investigation revealed an unknown male suspect, later identified as the 15-year-old teen, approached an employee in the gas station with his hand concealed under his jacket. The teen demanded vape/tobacco products and threatened to shoot the employee with an alleged concealed gun. The employee complied and the teen fled on foot in a northwest direction with multiple vape products.
Through investigative means, Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Detectives identified the 15-year-old teen as the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. On January 29, 2024, detectives made contact with the teen and took him into custody without incident. He was taken to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Robbery First Degree (Felony)
- Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
The 15-year-old was arraigned by New Castle County Family Court and committed to New Castle County Detention Center on a $21,000 secured bond.
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