The Dover Police Department arrested two juvenile suspects after they robbed an 11-year-old boy outside a convenience store on Thursday afternoon, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.
Hoffman said at approximately 3:49 p.m., the victim was outside of the One Stop Convenience Store when he was approached by a 12-year-old male suspect who attempted to sell the victim an iPhone. The 12-year-old suspect then retrieved a black bag from a 14-year-old male suspect nearby.
Hoffman the 12-year-old suspect then ran at the victim and displayed a firearm and demanded his belongings. The 12-year-old took a bag from the victim that contained an EBT card and a bag of chips. The suspects were then seen on surveillance footage running toward Manchester Square (Stevenson Drive). Detectives responded to Manchester Square and located the suspects and took them into custody without incident.
Both suspects were charged with the following offenses:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
The 12-year-old suspect was turned over to his parents. The 14-year-old suspect was committed to Stevenson House on a $31,000 secured bond.