Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Multiple Robberies

Deputy Attorneys General Zachary Rosen and Jillian Schroeder secured a 15-year prison sentence for a man convicted of robbing three north Wilmington area convenience stores on the same day.

In April 2017, Eric Hubbard, 58, of Wilmington, robbed the Wawa in the 2600 block of Philadelphia Pike, the BP/Shore Stop in the 700 block of Philadelphia Pike, and the 7-11 in the 4800 block of Governor Printz Boulevard.

In each of the holdups, Hubbard implied that he had a gun. Hubbard pled guilty in July 2018 to 3 counts of Robbery First Degree. A Superior Court judge sentenced Hubbard to 15 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 2 years of probation.

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Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with a series of robberies which he is believed to have committed in Wilmington and New Castle over the past week, according to Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale.

Hale said on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Robbery Unit detectives arrested Eric L. Hubbard, 57, of Wilmington, at his residence without incident. He was transported to Troop 2 where detectives charged him with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $246,000.00 cash bail.

The investigation began on Thursday, April 13, 2017, after troopers responded to three separate armed robberies of businesses located along Philadelphia Pike and Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington, according to Hale. After multiple interviews and the review of video surveillance footage, troopers said they were able to determine that the same suspect had committed the robberies of the following businesses:

Wawa, 2621 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
BP/Shore Stop, 708 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
7-11, 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington.

Hale said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, troopers responded to the robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 2034 New Castle Avenue, New Castle. After viewing video surveillance footage, it was determined that the same suspect who had committed the three robberies on April 13th was also the person responsible for the robbery of the Rite Aid. Robbery Unit detectives were subsequently able to positively identify Eric Hubbard as the suspect.

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