Quick Response By Police Leads To Robbery Suspect In Custody


Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have arrested Mark D. Goldberg, 57, of Wilmington, in connection with the robbery of a Fairfax area shoe store that occurred Friday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said at approximately 2:50 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, Troopers were dispatched to the Payless shoe store located at 2105 Concord Pike, in reference to a robbery. The first Trooper arrived on scene within three minutes and was able to confirm that a white male suspect, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled up over his head, and a navy colored wool coat, approached an employee at the sales counter, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash, according to Austin. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

Mark Goldberg

The description of the suspect was broadcast to other units and at approximately 2:55 p.m. an assisting New Castle County police officer located a subject matching the suspect description at the Circle K gas station, located at 1801 Concord Pike. The subject, later identified as Goldberg, was taken into custody without incident. Further investigation was able to confirm that Goldberg was the subject who committed the robbery, said Austin. A subsequent search of Goldberg produced evidence further linking him to the crime.

Goldberg was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with one count each of Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $66,000.00 secured bail.

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