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Troopers: Teen Assaulted, Robbed Because Of What He Was Wearing, Six Arrested

L:R: Alexander-Thorpe, B Cobb, D Cobb, Bennet-Hawkins,Brister,Green

Newark- The Delaware State Police have arrested six suspects for robbery and conspiracy following an incident at the Christiana Mall in June, according to Public Information Officer, Corpora/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred on June 18th, 2020, at approximately 5:51 p.m., in front of the Finish Line store located inside of the Christiana Mall. Upon Trooper’s arrival, it was learned a 17-year-old male was surrounded by a large group of individuals who confronted him concerning his clothing. Hatchell did not mention why the clothing upset the suspects.

After a brief altercation, two unknown suspects assaulted the victim. The suspects removed the victim’s sweatshirt and took other personal belongings. Through investigative measures, the aforementioned suspects were identified and each charged with one count of Robbery 1st and one count of Conspiracy 2nd. All suspects were taken into custody in Pennsylvania and held for extradition, said Hatchell.

On October 22, 2020, Naere Alexander-Thorpe, 21, of Chester, Pennsylvania was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $27,000 cash bond.

On September 18, 2020, Dion Cobb, 21, of Chester, Pennsylvania was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace and released after posting bail on $27,000 cash bond.

On July 31, 2020, Kahleef Bennet-Hawkins, 24, of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace and released after posting bail on $21,000 secured bond and awaiting trial.

On July 27, 2020, Jahad Brister, 21, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $22,000 secured bond. Brister has since been released and awaiting trial.

On July 20, 2020, Breon Cobb, 22, of Chester, Pennsylvania was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $41,000 cash bond. Breon has since been released and awaiting trial.

On July 20, 2020, Col Green, 21, of Bear was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $41,000 cash bond. Green has since been released and awaiting trial.

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