Wilmington Police Charge 13-Year-Old With Armed Robbery

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a 13-year-old in connection with the armed robbery involving a dirt bike, according to police.

Officials said on April 22 at approximately 4 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of South Van Buren Street after receiving reports of a robbery. There, individuals told police that several suspects had taken a dirt bike from them while one pointed a firearm at them.

Two of the suspects fled on the dirt bike, which they abandoned after encountering another patrol unit in the area of Fourth and Madison Streets. The suspects then fled on foot.

The dirt bike was recovered, and officers recognized one of the suspects as a 13-year-old male, who was located and arrested the following day and has been charged with the following offenses:

Robbery (First Degree)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Conspiracy (Second Degree)
Criminal Mischief

He was arraigned in New Castle County Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center pending further proceedings.

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