Delaware State Police have arrested Ahmed Sawadogo, 20, of New York, NY for the robbery of a cell phone store that occurred in December of 2022.
Officials on December 30, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., troopers responded to the AT&T located at 3601 Concord Pike in Wilmington for a reported robbery. Police said that three male suspects entered the business through an opened rear entry door as an employee was returning to the store after starting his vehicle. The suspects forced the victim back into the store, demanded cell phones, and threatened to harm three other employees in the business according to police. The suspects then removed an undisclosed number of phones and fled the area.
On the evening of the robbery, investigators obtained information that led to the Brooklyn, New York area. With the assistance of the New York City Police Department, Sawadogo was located, taken into custody, and still in possession of the stolen property police said.
On January 12, 2023, Sawadogo was extradited back to Delaware and brought to Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:
Robbery First Degree (Felony)- 4 counts
Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
Burglary Third Degree (Felony)
Sawadogo was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $203,500 cash bail.
This remains an active investigation and the two other suspects have not been identified at this time.