Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Posted on  07/24/2013 7:57 pm

Location:

  • 900 block of West 3rd Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date/Time of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Victim:

  • 62 year old male of Wilmington, Delaware

Defendant/Charges:

  • Deiondre Travis, Black male, 19, of the 100 block of North Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 1st
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Summary:

Police have arrested Deiondre Travis in connection with the carjacking earlier today.

Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:40 p.m., Officers Alexander Marino and Matthew Riemann located the victim’s vehicle parked in the 900 block of West 3rd Street. Officers Marino and Riemann learned that the suspect (Travis) was playing basketball in the park underneath Interstate 95. The officers along with members of Wilmington’s Gun Squad conducted surveillance on the vehicle awaiting Travis’s return. Moments later, Travis returned to the vehicle and briefly entered it. He then attempted to return to the basketball courts and Officers Marino and Riemann stopped Travis taking him into custody without incident.

Travis is awaiting arraignment.

Original Release:

Police are investigating a carjacking that occurred in the 1000 block of West 4th Street.

Early this morning at approximately 8:04 a.m., uniformed officers responded to the 1000 block of West 4th Street in reference to a carjacking that just occurred. The investigation indicates that the victim was walking in the parking lot in the 300 block of North Van Buren Street when he was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect, who was wearing a white t-shirt pulled over his mouth and nose, pointed a gun at the victim demanding his car keys.

The suspect entered the victim’s vehicle (2010 bronze Nissan Murano, South Carolina registration) and fled northbound on North Van Buren Street out of sight.

The suspect is described as an armed Black male, 6’0”- 6’2”, 170 pounds, thin build, clean shaven, and short dark hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black, long pants.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.