**Update 2/9/17**-Joseph W. Prouse Jr. apprehended
Released by: Sgt. Dwight Young
Joseph W. Prouse Jr. was arrested by the Milford Police on the evening of 2/8/2017. Prouse Jr. was taken into custody after Milford Police received information that Prouse Jr. may be in the area of the double digit block of SE Front St. Upon arriving to that area police located Prouse Jr. and took him into custody without incident. Prouse Jr. was charged with one count of Robbery 1st Degree. He was committed to SCI in default of $20,000.00 secured bond. Prouse Jr. also had active capiases out of KCCP.
Update- Suspect Positively Identified 2/8/2017
Released by: Det. John Horsman
Moments after the the video and photographed was released to social media, the Milford Police Department received several tips naming the suspect as Joseph W. Prouse Jr. a 23 year old male, from Milford. Prouse is homeless and last known to be staying in the Milford area. The Milford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Prouse.
Incident #: 51-17-1381 Reported: February 7, 2017 at 11:45pm
Location: Wawa, N. DuPont Hwy, Milford, DE
Released by: Det. Timothy Maloney
The Milford Police Department is investigating the robbery of Wawa, located on N. DuPont Hwy, Milford, DE, Investigation revealed that a white male entered the store at approximately 11:45pm and presented the clerk with a note advising that he had a gun and demanded U.S. Currency. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and fled from the store. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’2″-6’3″, thin build, wearing glasses, a gray hoodie and dark colored pants. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Det. John Horsman Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or milfordpolicede.org/tips.