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Suspects Arrested in Frederica Armed Robbery

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 9:03 AM -04:00 Updated:

FREDERICA, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery of a Valero gas station in Kent County.

The robbery happened Saturday, April 13 at around 10:30 p.m. Troopers were dispatched to a hold-up alarm at the station located at 7865 Bay Road in Frederica. 

When they arrived, the store clerk told troopers that while he was locking the door and preparing to leave when three masked males armed with handguns approached him and forced their way inside. 

Once inside, the suspects allegedly demanded the employee open the safe.  The employee reported that when he was unable to open the safe, he was struck with the handle of a gun.

The employee was able to activate the alarm.  The suspects allegedly obtained several tobacco products prior to running way.

Troopers identified Charles A. Young Jr., 18, as a suspect.

On April 18, troopers were called to the High Point Mobile Home Park to a report of males shooting a handgun in the area of the homes. Young was seen emerging from a shed in the 300 block of David Street.  He was taken into custody without incident.

A search warrant was executed at the residence and shed on David Street, and two BB guns and a .40=caliber handgun were recovered.

Young was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree (2 counts)

Young was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $46,000 cash only bond.

The two additional suspects were identified as Christopher Carter, 18, and a 15-year-old juvenile.

On April 19 both suspects were taken into custody without incident at their homes in the High Point Mobile Home Park and transported back to Troop 3.

Carter was charged with the following:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Carter was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.

The juvenile was charged with the following:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Juvenile
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

The teen was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.

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