Newark Police Arrest Four In Home Invasion Robbery Case

L-R: Lane, Wilson, Locke, Gordon

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Newark Police arrest four in home invasion robbery case.

On April 13, 2020, at about 12:41 am, Newark Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of New London Avenue for a report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said arriving officers contacted five males at the residence. The men advised that they observed a dark-colored sedan in the driveway in the rear of their residence. One of the men went outside and contacted the occupants of the vehicle, who were described as four black males.

One of the male suspects displayed a firearm to the man and forced him into the home, said Rubin. Once inside the residence, the suspects, who were wearing masks covering their faces, contacted the other residents inside and ordered them to turn over personal property. During the course of the incident, the suspect with the firearm struck three of the residents with the firearm causing lacerations, according to Rubin.

Three of the residents received minor injuries as a result of being struck with the firearm. They were evaluated at the scene by EMT’s from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark and all three refused transportation to the hospital.

The suspects fled the scene in the dark-colored sedan with the personal property belonging to the residents. The suspects were described as four black males with no further description available. One suspect displayed a handgun.

Following the initial report of this incident on April 13, 2020, the Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Division began to follow-up various leads in the case.

Using information from witness interviews, surveillance video, and other sources, detectives identified a possible suspect vehicle leaving the scene. Additional suspect information was also developed during the investigation aid Rubin.

On April 18, 2020, a search warrant was executed at an apartment in Newark where Locke was known to reside. In addition, the suspect vehicle, used by Locke, and a vehicle used by Lane were also searched. During the execution of the search warrants, items connected to the robbery were located, said Rubin. All four suspects were present at the Newark apartment during the search and were taken into custody without incident.

The suspects have been identified as:

Aaron Locke, 20, of Marydel, DE
Cameron Gordon, 20, of Smyrna, DE
Nicholas Lane, 19, of Felton, DE
Maurice Wilson, 19, of Felton, DE
The suspects were transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with the following offenses:

Robbery First Degree (4 counts)
Home Invasion Burglary First Degree
Conspiracy Second Degree
Assault Third Degree (3 counts)
Theft Under $1500

All of the defendants appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video. Gordon was ordered to be held in default of $55,210 secured bail. The three other defendants were each released on $52,000 unsecured bail. Gordon was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Det. T. Gerasimov at (302) 366-7100 x. 3474 or tgerasimov@newark.de.us.

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