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Victim Told Police That They Were Robbed At Gunpoint, 14-Year-Old Charged

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a 14-year-old male after a robbery involving a BB gun, according to officials.

Police said on February 18, 2019, at approximately 9:55 p.m., a police officer was flagged down at 25th and North Market Streets by a victim advising they were robbed at gunpoint. The victim provided a description of the suspect’s clothing, and patrol units conducting a canvass located a male matching the description in the 2400 block of Jessup Street.

Police conducted a pedestrian stop and the suspect admitted that he was in possession of a BB gun, according to police. He was taken into custody without incident and a silver revolver BB gun was recovered from his waistband. The suspect was also in possession of the victim’s property and was positively identified by the victim, said police.

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The juvenile has been charged with Robbery (First Degree) and Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument.

He was arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and held over on $55,000 bail.

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