Juveniles Arrested for Attempted Robbery

Posted on  06/25/2013 6:41 pm

Location:

  • 400 block W. 26th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013, approximately 2:30 a.m.

Victim:

  • 68-year-old male, 400 block West 26th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Defendants/Charges:

  • 16-year-old male, South New Street, Dover, Delaware
    • Attempted Robbery 1st
    • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
    • Conspiracy 2nd
    • Resisting Arrest
  • 14-year-old male, 500 block McCabe Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Attempted Robbery 1st
    • Conspiracy 2nd

Summary:

Two juveniles were arrested with a firearm after they conspired to commit robbery.

An investigation indicates that at approximately 2:30 a.m. the victim, a 68-year-old male, heard knocking at the front door of his residence. The victim looked through his peep hole and observed two juveniles standing on his front porch concealing their faces by looking away.

The victim yelled loudly and both subjects fled on foot. The victim then contacted police to report the incident.

Officers Michael Barrett and Neil Evans observed a subject matching the physical description of one of the suspects, a 16-year-old male, walking in the 400 block of West 25th Street. When the officers attempted to stop this suspect he attempted to flee; however, officers were able to detain him. The officers located an unloaded .22 caliber handgun in his pocket.

Officer Brian McCanney then observed another subject matching the physical description of the other suspect walking in the area of West 26th and North Jefferson Streets. This suspect, a 14-year-old male, was detained without incident.

Members of the Firearms Squad were called in to assist with the investigation. The investigation revealed that the two suspects were associates and had met that evening to search for victims to rob. The 16-year-old suspect also had two active warrants for violation of probation and failure to pay.

The 16-year-old was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of a $60,000 secured bond.

The 14-year-old was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to People’s Place in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.