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Updated: Seaford Police Arrest Restaurant Robbery Suspect

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SEAFORD, Del.- Seaford police have identified and arrested a man accused of holding up the Jumbo China restaurant in the Seaford Village Shopping Center on Sunday night.

Police said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, when a while male suspect entered the business and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun.  The suspect reportedly demanded and was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

There were no injuries reported in the incident. 

Police continued to look for the suspect until Wednesday morning when they got a break in the case. Officers were called to the Seaford Walmart where they took a shoplifting suspect into custody. Once at police headquarters, an officer noticed that the shorts and shoes the suspect was wearing matched the description of the suspect who robbed the Jumbo China restaurant. Police said a further investigation and interview by detectives revealed this was the very same suspect and he admitted he had committed the robbery. 

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Brandon Nichols, listed as homeless, was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during a felony and shoplifting. He was ordered held in lieu of bond pending a preliminary hearing. 

 

 

 

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