Police Charge Man With Thursday Morning Knifepoint Robbery

Delaware State Police have arrested Ezekiel Sullivan, 28, of New Castle, for robbery and related charges following an incident early Thursday morning according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at approximately 12:30 a.m., troopers responded to the Superlodge Motel, located at 1213 West Avenue, regarding a knifepoint robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, troopers contacted a 31-year-old male victim who advised he was standing in front of his motel room when a suspect approached him displaying an orange pocketknife. The suspect demanded the victim back into his motel room, and once inside the suspect removed electronics and an undisclosed amount of money according to Hatchell. The suspect put the stolen items into a white pillowcase and fled added Hatchell.

The victim described the suspect as a black male, average build, six feet tall, with dreadlocks, and wearing all black clothing with a black ski mask.

Shortly after making contact, troopers and New Castle County police officers canvassed the Superlodge Motel for a possible suspect. Just prior to 1:00 a.m., an individual matching the suspect description emerged from a motel room. Contact was made with the subject identified as Ezekiel Sullivan. A search incident to arrest of Sullivan produced an orange pocketknife, a black ski mask, and one of the victim’s stolen items said Hatchell.

Sullivan was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of Felony (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (Felony)
Sullivan was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $126,000 cash bond.