Police: Man Charged In Simon Eye Robbery, Employee Injured

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old man responsible for a strong-arm robbery earlier this month.

On April 18 at approximately 12:53 p.m., police responded to Simon Eye Associates in the 900 block of North Union Street in reference to a robbery in progress. Officers learned that a man had entered the store, grabbed four pairs of prescription sunglasses worth $1,200, and fled, according to police. An employee’s hand was injured when she tried to stop him from fleeing.

Patrol officers were able to develop 40-year-old Spenson Sanchez as a suspect, and an arrest warrant was obtained, police said.

On April 24 at approximately 12 p.m., patrol officers in the 700 block of West Fourth Street located the suspect and placed him into custody without incident. He has been charged with robbery (first degree), was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution pending further proceedings.

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