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Four Charged, One Wanted, After Rehoboth Zale's Burglary

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Arrested: 18-year-old Ricardo Cannon, of Magnolia Arrested: 18-year-old Ricardo Cannon, of Magnolia
Arrested: 19-year-old Michael Mapp Arrested: 19-year-old Michael Mapp
Wanted: 18-year-old Dequan Purnell, of Lewes Wanted: 18-year-old Dequan Purnell, of Lewes

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a local jewelry store, and Police are still looking for one more.

Delaware State Police say it all happened around 3:30 AM on February 22, 2014, when Troopers were alerted by an alarm at the Zale's Jewelry Store on Bayside Outlet Drive. Once on scene, Police say they found the front window of the store smashed, along with numerous display cases; with approximately $3,000 in jewelry missing from the store.

Later that morning, around 4:15 AM, a Trooper on patrol near the Rehoboth Outlets, stopped a suspicious vehicle, interviewed the five occupants and did a crime prevention check, before releasing them.

As the investigation continued, Detectives say they then got surveillance footage from the scene, and using that Trooper's in-car camera footage, determined that both the clothing and physical descriptions for the suspects were similar.

Later that afternoon, 18-year-old Ricardo Cannon, of Magnolia, and a 17-year-old male from Lincoln turned themselves in. They reportedly returned some of the jewelry that was taken during the heist. Both were charged with wearing a disguised during the commission of a felony, 3rd degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft, and criminal mischief, and each were released on bond.

On March 6th, a 17-year-old male from Milford, and 19-year-old Michael Mapp, of Milton turned themselves in, and were charged with wearing a disguised during the commission of a felony, 3rd degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft, and criminal mischief. Mapp was additionally charged with criminal impersonation. The Milton teen was released on $4,250 bond, while Mapp is being held on $16,000 bond at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

Police say at this time they are still looking for 18-year-old Dequan Purnell, of Lewes, on similar charges. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Det. T. Shockley at 302-856-5850 ext. 257 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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