Incident #: 51-17-3919 Reported: April 12, 2017 at 10:32 p.m.
Location: Wawa, 902 N DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/13/2017 at 1830 hours
On 04/12/2017 at 10:32 p.m., Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was dispatched to investigate a robbery that had just occurred at Wawa. While Milford Police Department Patrol Units were responding to the scene, they located a subject walking away from the area and stopped the subject. The subject was identified as Brian May, 28 of Milford, DE. May was later positively identified by the store clerk as the suspect who committed the robbery of Wawa. Investigation revealed that May allegedly entered into the business and approached the clerk and asked for a pack of cigarettes. It was alleged that May then asked the clerk for all the money in the cash register, while moving his hand around in his sweatshirt pocket. The clerk complied with his demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency because the clerk believed that May was in possession of a concealed weapon. After May allegedly obtained the U.S. Currency, he fled from the business. It was alleged that May began to remove clothing as he was running from the business, which were recovered by detectives in the parking lot of Wawa. May was then stopped several minutes later in the area of Kent Sussex Auto Care by patrol units and detained. The clothing that May was wearing matched the clothing of the robbery suspect from the surveillance footage obtained from Wawa.
May was charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing A Disguise During The Commission Of A Felony. He was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on unsecured bail. He was given a future preliminary hearing date in Kent County Court of Common Pleas.