Two Arrested for Robbery

Posted on  08/28/2013 2:20 pm


  • Unit block of Superfine Lane, Wilmington, Delaware

Date/Time of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, August 25, 2013 at approximately 3:47 p.m.


  • 28 year old, White female, of Wilmington, Delaware


  • Jalila Jennings, Black male, 22, of the 3400 block of North Pine Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 2nd
    • Conspiracy 2nd
    • Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement (2 counts)
    • Criminal Impersonation
    • Criminal Mischief
  • 17 year old Female juvenile of Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 2nd


Police arrested Jalila Jennings and a 17-year-old juvenile female after they robbed a 28-year-old woman in center city.

Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:47 p.m., uniformed officer responded to 18th and North Market Street in reference to a robbery that just occurred. Prior to arriving 911 dispatchers provided a description of the suspects involved in the robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was walking in the 1300 block of North King Street when two suspects asked her for money. When the victim did not adhere to the request, Jalila Jennings grabbed a hold of her while the juvenile removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. Both suspects fled northbound on North King Street.

Moments later, 911 dispatchers informed uniformed officers that the suspects were observed at Rodney Square. Uniformed officers responded to Rodney Square and took both suspects into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed that Jalila Jennings initially provided police with a false name and became combative when he was confronted.

Jalila Jennings was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of a $3,200.00 secured bond. The 17-year-old juvenile was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center.