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Troopers Arrest Four In “Pike Creek Wawa Carjacking” Case

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Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested a 14-year-old juvenile of Wilmington, two 15-year-old juveniles of Wilmington, and a 17-year-old of Wilmington, following a motor vehicle theft, robbery, and pursuit, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incidents began on October 22, 2020, at approximately 8:53 a.m., when the Delaware State Police responded to the Wawa located at 4000 DuPont Parkway, New Castle in reference to a theft of a motor vehicle. The 24-year-old male victim parked his silver Honda Accord at the gas pump and went inside of the business with the vehicle doors unlocked, keys in the ignition, and engine running. Upon returning to his car, it was missing.

The suspects then drove the stolen vehicle to a second Wawa located at 117 S. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. At approximately 9:03 a.m., they attempted to steal a second vehicle but were unsuccessful. The suspects fled in the stolen Honda Accord and drove to a third Wawa located at 4555 New Linden Hill, Wilmington. At approximately 9:36 am, the suspects approached a 60-year-old female victim who was returning to her vehicle, displayed a handgun, and demanded her car keys. A struggle ensued and the suspects were unsuccessful at obtaining the victim’s keys; however, they did pull her purse away from her and fled.

A short time later, Wilmington PD was dispatched to a robbery involving suspects in the same stolen vehicle. Wilmington PD had a short pursuit with the suspects, until they crashed and were taken into custody.

All suspects were transported back to Wilmington PD where they were charged with the following:

14-year-old juvenile

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony) – 2 counts
Attempted Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony) – 4 counts
Criminal Mischief
The 14-year-old juvenile was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $138,500 cash bond.

15-year-old juvenile

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Attempted Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony) – 3 counts
Criminal Mischief
The 15-year-old juvenile was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $138,500 cash bond.

15-year-old juvenile

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Attempted Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony) – 3 counts
Criminal Mischief
The 15-  year-old juvenile was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $138,500 cash bond.

17-year-old juvenile

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Attempted Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony) – 3 counts
Criminal Mischief
The 17-year-old juvenile was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $138,500 cash bond.

The juveniles were also charged by Wilmington PD on related charges.

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