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Troopers Say Woman Robbed Store With Children In Tow


Dover- The Delaware State Police have arrested 23-year-old Jamiyla Jackson of Dover for Robbery and related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper on Friday, July 3, 2020, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the Delaware State Police responded to a reported robbery at CITI TRENDS located at 1628 S Governors Avenue in Dover. Upon arrival, Troopers contacted a 38-year-old female store employee. Pepper said the investigation revealed Jackson entered the store with her two 6-year-old sons and began placing children’s clothing into her handbag. When Jackson was approached by the store employee and told to remove the items from her purse, Jackson pushed the employee, causing her to fall into a clothing rack, according to Pepper. Jackson then fled the store in an unknown direction with the clothing and her children. The employee was not injured during the incident.

Jackson turned herself into Troop 3, where she was charged with the following crimes:

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Robbery 2nd Degree (felony)
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
Jackson was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.

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