Rehoboth man convicted of robbery and carjacking

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Officials say that a Rehoboth Beach man faces 50 years to life in prison after being found guilty for the robbery and carjacking of a 64-year-old man.

49-year-old Elton Pumphrey was convicted of first degree carjacking, first degree robbery and offensive touching. In November 2016, Pumphrey went up to a man preparing to get in his car on West Springside Drive in Milton.

As the man got in his car, Pumphrey jumped in the passenger seat, had the man drive a few blocks, then grabbed the keys from the ignition.

While grabbing the victim's face, Pumphrey told the man he was going to rob him, but when the man said he had no money, Pumphrey got into the driver's seat and took off in the car.

Pumphrey is a habitual offender because of several felony convictions including assaults, robberies and escapes.

He faces sentencing by a judge in August.

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