Harrington – The Delaware State Police said that on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at around 3:10 p.m., troopers responded the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Green lot at 18500 South DuPont Highway in Harrington for a strong arm robbery.
DSP spokesman Sergeant Richard Bratz said that when troopers arrived the suspect Brandon Givens, 30 of Seaford, was detained by good Samaritans. Givens was placed under arrest by responding troopers.
The victim, a 76 year old man of Denton Maryland, was contacted at the Green lot where the Wilson’s Auction (Mid-Atlantic Equipment Auction) was being held, said Bratz.
The victim was a volunteer for the Burrsville Ruritan Club selling food and beverages from a cart at the auction as a fundraiser for the club. Bratz said that Givens quickly appeared behind the victim and grabbed cash from the victim’s hand and attempted to run away.
Sgt. Bratz went on to say that the victim held onto the money and both the suspect and victim fell to the ground during the struggle. Givens was able to gain possession of the cash and fled, according to police. The victim, good Samaritans and an off duty trooper chased and captured Givens. At this point Givens was detained until troopers arrived. The money was returned to the victim. The victim was not injured.
Brandon A. Givens, 30 of Seaford, was transported to Troop 3 where he was formally charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaugh Correctional Center in default of a $25,000.00 secured bond.
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