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Suspect Charged in Dover Gas Station Robberies

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Frank J. Schultz Frank J. Schultz
DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with a pair of gas station robberies that occurred within a few of weeks of each other in the Dover area.

Police said detectives received an anonymous tip that 19-year-old Frank J. Schultz was selling out of his Dover apartment tobacco products that may have been stolen during the Wednesday's robbery of the Valero gas station, located at 1491 South DuPont Highway. So on Thursday, detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at the apartment and upon arrival took Schultz into custody.

Police said that during the search of Schultz' apartment, various tobacco products were located that matched the items stolen during the robbery, as well as a long gun used in the crime, which turned out to be a BB gun.  Detectives said they also located counterfeit money making items, along with various amounts of counterfeit denominations that Schultz is alleged to have made and used at various locations in Kent County.
 
Troopers said a further investigation revealed that Schultz and another unnamed suspect stole a tan colored 2002 Chrysler Sebring with a black convertible top from a home on Jillian Court in Dover, sometime during the early morning hours of Wednesday. According to police, the two then drove to the Valero gas station located at 1491 South DuPont Highway where they committed the robbery and fled the scene.  The car was later found abandoned in Dover city limits.

Detectives said they were also able to link Schultz to a previous robbery that occurred the evening of April 24, at the Valero located at 1612 South DuPont Highway. Police said that in this incident, two suspects entered the store together at which time one of them displayed a handgun and demanded money from the 31-year-old female cashier. Detectives said the other suspect took cigarettes and after receiving money from the cashier, both suspects fled.
 
Schultz was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, theft, first-degree forgery, three counts of attempted first-degree forgery and two counts of possession of a forgery device. He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $168,000 secured bond.
 
Detectives are continuing their investigation into these incidents and are seeking the public's assistance in obtaining information on the other suspects.
 
Anyone with information in reference these incident or the suspects is asked to contact Detective D. Coleman at (302) 741-2813, or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. ; Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
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