Troopers: Investigators Scratch Robbery Off Their Case Load, Suspected Lottery Ticket Bandit Charged

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Newark – Delaware State Police detectives have arrested Tyquan L. Gary, 30, of Bear, in connection with a robbery that occurred at approximately 11:56 a.m., Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Shell gas station, located at 2410 Pulaski Highway, Newark, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said during the robbery Gary approached a 68-year-old male employee at the sales counter and proceeded to make a purchase. As the victim opened the register to complete the transaction, Gary reached in to the cash drawer and removed an undisclosed amount of money, according to Austin. Gary then walked behind the counter, forced the clerk to the ground, and then removed an undetermined quantity of lottery tickets from the display rack, before fleeing in an unknown direction, said Austin.

Officials said through various investigative leads and measures Gary was developed as a suspect, and on Friday, April 13, detectives from the Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), executed a search warrant at his residence. Gary was located inside the residence and taken in to custody with out incident. As a result of the search, evidence was recovered, further linking him to the robbery, according to Austin.

Gary was transported to Troop 2 where he was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $66,000.00 secured bail.

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