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Two Arrested, One Sought In Laurel Attempted Robberies

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Arrested: 50-year-old Anita Amoroso, of Laurel Arrested: 50-year-old Anita Amoroso, of Laurel
Arrested:33-year-old Shawn Alston, of Bridgeville Arrested:33-year-old Shawn Alston, of Bridgeville
WANTED: 29-year-old Troy Sanders, of Bridgeville WANTED: 29-year-old Troy Sanders, of Bridgeville

LAUREL, Del. - Two people have been arrested, while Police look for one more, in connection with two attempted robberies in Laurel.

Delaware State Police say on Saturday around 1:50 AM, a black male walked into the Oasis Travel Plaza on Sussex Highway near Laurel, and demanded money from the female employee. When she refused to open the register, the suspect reportedly reached across the counter and tried to open it himself, but couldn't.

He the apparently fled the store, into a silver four door sedan, with a sunroof, and which drove off. Laurel Police say they had a similar incident happen around 4:30 AM, with a similar suspect.

Around 6:00 AM a DSP Trooper on patrol found a vehicle matching the description parked at a home on Mill Park Drive in Bridgeville, and talked to 50-year-old Anita Amoroso, of Laurel, who was arrested.

An investigation reportedly showed that Amoroso drove 33-year-old Shawn Alston, and 29-year-old Troy Sanders, both of Bridgeville, to the Oasis Travel Plaza, dropped them off, and then picked them up again after the attempted robbery. Police say she did the same in Laurel.

Police arrested Alston around 10:00 AM on Saturday. Both Amoroso and Alston are charged with 2nd degree attempted robbery, and 2nd degree conspiracy. Amoroso is being held at Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $5,000 bond, while Alston is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,000 bond.

Police are asking anyone with information about Sanders' whereabouts to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the DSP Mobile Crime App, texting DSP to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting the TipSubmit website.

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