Juveniles Arrested for Robbery

Posted on  10/29/2013 1:13 pm

Location:

  • 1700 block Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2013, approximately 6:53 p.m.

Victim:

  • 48 year old female, Wilmington, Delaware

Defendant/Charges:

  • 16 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 2nd
    • Conspiracy 2nd
  • 15 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 2nd
    • Conspiracy 2nd

Summary:

Two Wilmington juveniles were arrested after committing a robbery Saturday night.

On October 26, 2013, at approximately 6:53 p.m., Officers Danielle Watson and Jose Vasquez responded to a robbery complaint in the 1700 block of Lancaster Avenue. An investigation revealed that a 48 year old female victim was walking in the block when she was approached by a group of juveniles. The juveniles threatened the victim and ordered her to turn over her property. The victim complied and the juveniles fled the area.

The officers reviewed surveillance footage from a nearby store and were able to develop suspect descriptions of a 16 year old and 15 year old. Several hours later Officers Watson and Vasquez observed the 16 year old and 15 year old at the corner of Pleasant and Harrison Streets wearing the same clothing as in the video. The defendants were taken into custody and found to be in possession of the victim’s cell phone.

The 16 year old was committed to New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 secured bond. The 15 year old was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of an $8,000 secured bond.