MILFORD, Del. - Two people were arrested, after police say that officers finished a week long investigation, on Tuesday, into recent robberies, in Milford.
Milford Police investigators say that 23-year-old Richkard Lamartiniere of Milford and a 16-year-old teen were involved in both incidents. Police say that they began their investigation on September 27 at 8:07 PM when police learned of a strong armed robbery that happened behind the Calvary United Methodist Church on Southeast Front Street and Memorial Park on Franklin Street.
The victim allegedly said that he was approached by two men. He said that one man grabbed him from behind while the other man tried to take his cell phone from him. The victim said that he was thrown to the ground and punched and kicked by the suspects.
Investigators say that the victim only suffered minor injuries and did not require any medical treatment for the injuries. The victim said that he was able to keep hold of his cell phone and the suspects did not take anything from him, but the suspects did take his bicycle.
The second incident happened on September 28 at 10:01 PM when Milford Police spoke with a victim who said that he/she had their cell phone forcibily taken by two men that were later identified as the 16-year-old teen and Lamartiniere in Bicentennial Park. Investigators say that the teen and Lamartiniere then followed the victim to his home on Northwest Second Street.
Once at the home, the two suspects reportedly took numerous items from the victim's room which were valued at less than $1,500 and then rode away from the home on bicycles. On Tuesday, the 16-year-old teen was arrested and charged with second degree robbery, second degree burglary, theft under $1500 and second degree conspiracy for the second incident.
Lamartiniere was arrested and charged with second degree attempted robbery, third degree assault, theft under $1500 in reference to the first incident and second degree robbery, second degree burglary, theft under $1500, and second degree conspiracy in reference to the second incident.
Charges are still pending for the teen in reference to the first incident. The teen was arraigned through Kent County Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House on $2000 secured bail with a no contact order with the victim. He was ordered to appear in Kent County Family Court at a later date in reference to the second incident.
Lamartiniere had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court seven and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $27,000 secured bail. He was ordered to appear in both Kent and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing at a later date.