18-Year-Old Charged in Connection With Multiple Robberies

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have charged an 18-year-old in connection with multiple robbery incidents and a shots fired incident that took place on July 4.

On July 4, Wilmington Police were dispatched at approximately 6:55 a.m. to the 3000 block of North Market Street, and again at 8:44 a.m. to the 300 block of West 35th Street, in reference to robbery incidents that had occurred. Officers were dispatched again at approximately 9:01 a.m. to the unit block of West 30th Street in reference to a shots fired incident with no injuries.

The cases were assigned to Detective Kevin Nolan of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, Detective Nolan identified 18-year-old Israel Lecompte as a suspect in all three incidents and obtained arrest warrants.

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Lecompte was taken into custody on July 15 and has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Robbery (First Degree) – 2 Counts
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition During the Commission of a Felony – 5 Counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon – 2 Counts
  • Conspiracy (Second Degree) – 3 Counts

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 20 and was committed to the Delaware Department of Correction on $1,000,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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