Troopers: Trio Charged In String Of Store, Bank Robberies, Royal Farms Trigger Puller In Custody

New Castle County – A joint investigation between the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police, and the City of Newport Police has resulted in the arrest of three men responsible for a string of armed robberies that took place during the first two weeks in August, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said between Thursday, August 2 and Thursday, August 16, 2018, the three agencies independently investigated a total of nine robberies, seven of which occurred at convenience stores located throughout New Castle County to include Wilmington, Newark, New Castle, Newport, and Hockessin. In addition to the convenience stores, the Delaware State Police also investigated robberies at a Prices Corner area bank and liquor store.

Due to the prompt sharing of intelligence information between the three agencies, investigators were able to determine that the same group of three subjects was involved in the robberies, according to Austin. Further investigative measures led to the positive identification of 19-year-old Tyree Miller, 21-year-old D’Andre Whittle, and 26-year-old Fabian Evans, all of Wilmington, as the subjects responsible for committing the robberies. All three subjects were able to be linked to all nine robberies except for the liquor store incident in which Evans was not involved, said Austin.

Below are the dates and locations of the incidents:

August 2: 7-Eleven, 1901 Centerville Rd., Wilmington (NCCPD)
August 3: 7-Eleven, 200 S. Gerald Dr. Newark (NCCPD)
August 3: 7-Eleven, 284 Christiana Rd., New Castle (DSP)
August 5: Royal Farms, 3701 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington (DSP)
August 5: 7-Eleven, 201 W. Market St., Newport (Newport PD)
August 9: Wells Fargo Bank, 3215 Capitol Trail, Wilmington (DSP)
August 14: Wawa, 605 Yorklyn Rd., Hockessin (DSP)
August 14: 7-Eleven, 1901 Centerville Rd., Wilmington (NCCPD)
August 16: Steve’s Liquors, 1204 Centerville Rd., Wilmington (DSP)

All three subjects were taken into custody without incident on the below dates and charged with the following offenses.

D’Andre Whittle (August 17, 2018):

Robbery 1st Degree (8 counts)
Attempted Robbery 1st Degree (3 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony (5 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (9 counts)
Fabian Evans (August 21, 2018):

Robbery 1st Degree (6 counts)
Attempted Robbery 1st Degree (3 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (4 counts)
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (3 Counts)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (8 counts)

Tyree Miller (August 23, 2018):

Robbery 1st Degree (8 counts)
Attempted Robbery 1st Degree (3 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (8 counts)
Assault 2nd Degree
Aggravated Menacing (6 counts)
Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony (5 counts)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (9 counts)
Kidnapping

All three were subsequently committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on cash bail.

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