Incident Number: 50-20-23507
Date/Time: Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 3:49 p.m.
Location: One Stop Convenience Store, 1102 White Oak Road, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us
The Dover Police Department arrested two juvenile suspects after they robbed an 11-year-old boy outside a convenience store on Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3:49 p.m., the victim was outside of the One Stop Convenience Store when he was approached by a 12-year-old male suspect who attempted to sell the victim an iPhone. The 12-year-old suspect then retrieves a black bag from a 14-year-old male suspect nearby. The 12-year-old suspect then ran at the victim and displayed a firearm and demanded his belongings. The 12-year-old took a bag from the victim that contained an EBT card and a bag of chips. The suspects were then seen on surveillance footage running toward Manchester Square (Stevenson Drive). Detectives responded to Manchester Square and located the suspects and took them into custody without incident.
Both suspects were charged with the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
The 12-year-old suspect was turned over to his parents. The 14-year-old suspect was committed to Stevenson House on a $31,000 secured bond.