Incident #: 51-17-6764 Reported: June 22, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Location: N.E. 4th St and East St. Milford, Kent County, DE 19963
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/27/2017 at 1210 hours
On 06/22/2017 at approximately 9 p.m., Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the area of N.E. 4th St and East St for an unknown problem. Officers arrived on scene and learned that 3 juveniles had just stolen a female’s purse and ran northbound on East St towards N.E. 5th St. Witnesses observed one of the juveniles run onto an abandoned property. Officers responded to the abandoned property, where they located one of the suspects hiding in the trees. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident. The juvenile failed to identify himself or his co-conspirators to officers on scene. The identity of the juvenile was obtained later in the investigation and he was determined to be a 14- year old juvenile. The victim did not sustain injury as a result of the robbery and the victim’s property was located and returned to the victim. Investigation revealed that the suspects’ actions caused alarm and concern to multiple neighbors that observed the suspects fleeing from the scene.
The 14-year old juvenile was charged with Robbery 2nd, Conspiracy 2nd, and Disorderly Conduct. The juvenile was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on $3750.00 unsecured bail and turned over to the custody of his/her parent. The juvenile was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court at a later date in reference to this incident.
Anyone with further information on the identity of the other two suspects involved in this robbery are asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/