Two Teens Arrested in Connection with Wilmington Carjacking

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WILMINGTON, DE — The Delaware State Police have arrested two 16-year-old males from Claymont, Delaware, and Penns Grove, New Jersey, respectively, in connection with a carjacking incident at a Dunkin’ outlet in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident occurred on October 4, 2023, around 5:00 a.m., at the Dunkin’ located at 301 North Maryland Avenue. The victim, a 50-year-old male from New Castle, Delaware, was approached by the two suspects as he was leaving the store. One of the suspects displayed a black handgun, causing the victim to hand over his vehicle keys. The victim was not injured. The suspects fled in the victim’s 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which was later recovered within walking distance of the Dunkin’.

Later that day, at approximately 2:41 p.m., detectives observed four black males wearing ski masks in the parking lot of The Reserve at Mill Creek Apartments. One of the males matched the clothing description of a suspect from the earlier carjacking.

At 2:58 p.m., another carjacking occurred within the jurisdiction of the New Castle County Police Department. The suspects’ descriptions matched those seen by the Delaware State Police detectives earlier.

Responding to the area of 81 Scarborough Park Drive, Wilmington, Delaware, officers from both the Delaware State Police and the New Castle County Police Department apprehended two subjects without incident.

The two teenagers were charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Both were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on a $24,000 secured bond each.

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