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UPDATED: Second Suspect Arrested In Connection With Lewes Robbery

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Ryan R. Wood, 21, Frankford, DE Ryan R. Wood, 21, Frankford, DE

LEWES, Del. - Delaware State Police say a second suspect is in custody in connection with a reported robbery Tuesday night in Lewes.

According to reports, around 8:00 PM, a male subject wearing a mask entered the Shore Stop located on the 20000 block of John Williams Highway armed with a knife. He allegedly approached a female employee at the counter and demanded money. The clerk reportedly gave over an undisclosed amount of cash and that's when Police say the man fled the store on foot.

Authorities say a second employee, who witnessed the robbery from the back of the store, chased after the suspect while the female employee activated a silent alarm.

Reports say after the robbery, a black Honda Accord pulled up to pick up the suspect before taking off Westbound on Rt. 24. A Trooper on patrol in the area reportedly saw the employee running down the road after being alerted to the robbery via radio.  After gathering information, the trooper reportedly found the Accord at the intersection of Rt. 24 and Angola Rd.

According to reports, as the trooper turned on his emergency equipment, the driver, later identified as Sammy Perakis, 21, got out and took off on foot.  Police say he was eventually taken into custody.  The officer who gave chase reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital before being treated and released. Police say Perakis did not suffer any injuries

According to authorities, the passenger also fled from the vehicle, but was never located. He was later identified as Ryan Wood, 21, of Frankford. Wood turned himself into detectives Wednesday afternoon and was arraigned on charges of Robbery 1st, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd. 

Perakis was charged with 1st Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and 2nd Degree Conspiracy. He is being held on $54,000 cash bond.

Police say neither one of the employees of the Shore Stop were injured.

 

 

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