Man On Probation For 2017 Robbery Spree Charged In New Robbery Spree

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Delaware State Police have arrested Shaquille G. Campbell, 22 of New Castle, and charged him in connection with a series of robberies in New Castle over the past two weeks, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Bratz said in each of the robberies, a disguised black male subject entered the businesses implied he had a weapon and demanded cash from the clerks. The suspect then fled the area undetected.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Detectives, through investigative measures and canvass of the areas developed Shaquille Campbell as a suspect. Campbell was arrested in a similar robbery spree in 2017 and is currently on probation, according to Bratz.

On Monday, June 10, 2019, troopers investigated a suspicious person report at the Shell Gas Station, located at 299 Christiana Road and that was later determined to be an attempted robbery., Bratz said

During the investigation, the suspect was wearing clothing consistent with the clothes worn during the robberies. On Monday, June 9, 2019, Campbell was observed operating a 2002 Toyota Avalon suspiciously circling the Community Plaza Shopping Center located at 287 Christiana Road in New Castle. A short time later, detectives observed Campbell fleeing from the area of the Shell station, at 299 Christiana Road and attempted to flee southbound on Appleby Road. Troopers initiated a pursuit on Appleby Road towards U.S. 40. After a short pursuit, Campbell’s vehicle stopped in the median of U.S. 40 at Appleby Road. After several verbal commands from troopers, the suspect was taken into custody. Detectives executed search warrants on the Toyota Avalon and a residence on Freedom Trail where they located and recovered additional evidence linking Campbell to this robbery crime spree, according to Bratz.

Shaquille G. Campbell, 22 of New Castle, was taken into custody and transported to Troop 2 where detectives charged him with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree Displaying a Deadly Weapon, six counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, three counts of Robbery 1st Degree Armed with a Dangerous Instrument, Attempted Robbery 1st with Dangerous Instrument, Resisting Arrest Intentionally Fleeing and Disregard a Police Signal. Campbell was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $272,000.00 cash bond and issued a no-bail Violation of Probation.

The investigation began after troopers responded to the robberies of businesses located on Christiana Road, Maryland Avenue area and South DuPont Highway. After multiple interviews and the review of video surveillance footage, troopers were able to determine that the same suspect had committed the robberies of the following businesses:

May 30, 2019 – Sunoco 285 Christiana Road, New Castle, Delaware
June 5, 2019 – Metro PCS 107 North Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware
June 5, 2019 – Exxon 261 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware
June 7, 2019 – Shell 299 Christiana Road, New Castle, Delaware
June 9, 2019 – Shell 299 Christiana Road, New Castle, Delaware
June 10, 2019 – Shell 299 Christiana Road, New Castle, Delaware


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