“The Trooper immediately activated his overhead emergency lights and siren, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Mercedes.,” said police spokeswoman Heather Pepper.
WILMINGTON (DE): While a state trooper was investigating a complaint in the parking lot of the Centerville Road Walmart, an employee ran outside and advised the trooper that they had just been robbed at gunpoint and pointed out a fleeing Mercedes SUV that the suspects were using to flee the scene.
Police say it was Sunday just before 10:00 p.m. when the robbery happened. It’s unknown why or what type of complaint the trooper was already there investigating but all can agree he was in the right place at the right time – just not in the right spot.
According to a news release, “The Trooper immediately activated his overhead emergency lights and siren, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Mercedes.,” said police spokeswoman Heather Pepper. “The Mercedes continued and traveled north onto DE State Route 41 until their vehicle became disabled on PA State Route 41 at Penn Green Road, New Garden Township., police say.”
According to Pepper, “The three subjects inside the Mercedes were taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police without incident and identified as the driver of the vehicle 40-year-old Rashad L. Jones of Wilmington, 29-year-old Robert H. Blake of New Castle, and 30-year-old Jamal A. Williams of Philadelphia, PA.”
All individuals are currently in custody in Pennsylvania and waiting extradition back to Delaware.
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