Troopers: Three Charged With Bear Convenience Store Burglary

Bear – The Delaware State Police have arrested three subjects responsible for the burglary of a Bear convenience store that occurred early Thursday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the investigation began at approximately 2:21 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018, when Troopers responded to the Express Food Market, located at 703 Pulaski Highway in Bear. Upon arriving on the scene, Troopers discovered that the main entrance door had been smashed out. A subsequent inventory revealed that tobacco products and lottery tickets had been stolen.

Through various investigative measures and leads, information was obtained which resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a room in the West Motel, located at 711 Highway in Bear. The search resulted in the recovery of property that was confirmed to have been taken during the course of the burglary, according to Austin. In addition to the stolen property, further evidence was located which positively linked three occupants of the room to the crime.

Loushannon Dennis, 22, Kyle Griffith, 20, both of Bear, along with a 17-year-old, of Dover, were taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2.

Each suspect was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd Degree
Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony
Possession of Burglar Tools
Theft Greater than $1500.00
Criminal Mischief Greater than $1000.00 but Less than $5000.00
Conspiracy 2nd Degree
Dennis and Griffith were both released on $17,000.00 unsecured bail. The juvenile was released to the custody of his guardian on $4000.00 unsecured bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Property Crimes Unit at 302-365-8566.

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