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Woman Arrested By Delaware Troopers in Georgetown Robbery

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Autumn M. Hitchens (Photo: Delaware State Police) Autumn M. Hitchens (Photo: Delaware State Police)

GEORGETOWN, De.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland woman in connection with a Georgetown Robbery.

Police say the robbery took place on February 16th at 5:10pm on Hastings Farm Road, west of Gravelly Branch Road in Georgetown.  A 54 year old male victim, who was intoxicated, told police that 27 year old Autumn Hitchens of Salisbury, drove him to a restaurant in Laurel in his car.  The man said on the way to the restaurant, Hitchens stopped to pick up an unknown subject who stayed in the car while they went into the restaurant.

Police say after leaving the restaurant, Hitchens drove the victim and the unknown subject to Hastings Farm Road.  Police say at that point another vehicle pulled up behind them.  Police say the 54 year old man was then pulled from his car by unknown suspects and thrown to the ground.  The man's cell phone and money were taken from his pockets.  Hitchens and the unknown suspects then drove off in the man's car. 

On February 19th, troopers spotted the man's stolen car on Newton Road in Bridgeville.  Hitchens was inside alongside two other women.  Police arrested Hitchens without incident.  

She was then charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Conspiracy 2nd degree.  Hitchens was transported to Troop 4, Georgetown, where she was processed. She was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Correctional Institute for lack of $7,000.00 secured bond.

The Delaware State Police continue to investigate and search for the remaining suspects. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to call Detective J. Jones, Troop 4 Major Crimes at 302-752-3795. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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