Troopers: Two Arrested For Robbery Of Claymont Dollar Store

Delaware State Police

Claymont – Delaware State Police have arrested two subjects for their involvement in the robbery of a Claymont, Dollar General store, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 9:19 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Dollar General, located at 2605 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Two subjects, later identified as Jamill White, 26, of Wilmington and Frances Stanley, 31, also of Wilmington, were observed by Dollar General employees, removing merchandise from the display racks and concealing it in a bag, according to Austin. Both subjects exited the store without rendering payment for the merchandise, at which time they were confronted in the parking lot, by a 37-year-old male employee of the business, said Austin.

White was asked by the employee to return the merchandise, at which time he became disorderly and began yelling profanity. White then turned to face the employee, while lifting his jacket, which revealed a hand gun tucked into his waistband, said Austin. After observing the weapon, the employee became alarmed and returned to the store to call 911. The employee was uninjured as a result of the incident.

White and Stanley were observed fleeing the scene in a white Lexus, with an inoperative tail light. A broadcast with the description of the Lexus was made, and a responding Trooper was able to locate and stop the vehicle, at the intersection of Lea Boulevard and Philadelphia Pike. White and Stanley, who were the only occupants in the vehicle, were positively identified as the two subjects responsible for the robbery. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced the stolen merchandise, which was valued at approximately $850.00, according to Austin.

White and Stanley were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 1, where they were arrested and charged with one count each of Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.

White was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $30,000.00 secured bond.

Stanley was also arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Dolores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $21,000.00 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Corporal J. Marley at Troop 1 by calling 660-4270. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com