Detectives Arrest Two in Connection with String of Robberies

Posted on  02/07/2013 10:09 pm

Locations:

  • 300 block of Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware
  • 300 block of South Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Dates of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Saturday, February 2, 2013

Victims:

  • TD Bank
  • Shell Gas Station

Defendant(s)/Charges:

  • S1- Edward C. Gaines, 35, Black Male, unit block of Revelle Street, New Castle, Delaware
    • Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony
    • Aggravated Menacing
    • Attempted Robbery 2nd
    • Conspiracy 2nd (3 Counts)
    • Robbery 1st (2 Counts)
  • S2 - Charles Finney, 34, Black Male, unit block of Revelle Street, New Castle, Delaware
    • Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony
    • Aggravated Menacing
    • Attempted Robbery 2nd
    • Conspiracy 2nd (3 Counts)
    • Robbery 1st (2 Counts)

Summary:

Wilmington Detectives arrested Edward Gaines and Charles Finney in connection with a string of robberies in the city.

Edward Gaines, a convicted felon, and Charles Finney attempted to rob the TD bank on Delaware Avenue January 23rd. On that same day, both Gaines and Finney robbed the Shell gas station on the 300 block of South Walnut Street. Gaines and Finney returned to the Shell gas station on February 2nd and robbed it again.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can 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.