Greenwood man arrested for early morning burglaries

Roy G. Murray

Delaware State Police detectives say they have arrested a Greenwood man for a pair of early morning burglaries which occurred at businesses located in both Greenwood and Harrington.

An investigation began at approximately 5:01 a.m. on Friday when DSP Troopers responded to Al's Country Store, locted at 4937 Hickman Road, Greenwood, for the report of an attempted burglary.
Upon arrival to Al's Country Store, Troopers say they discovered damage to the business, but determined that no entry had been made.

Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred at approximately 4:00 a.m., and that the suspect was a male, wearing a camouflaged jacket and mask. Troopers say that suspect fled the scene in a maroon Ford Fusion.

Just a couple hours later at approximately 6:12 a.m., Troopers say they were dispatched to another burglary which had occurred at the Farmington Mini-Mart, located at 332 Main Street, Harrington.

Their investigation determined at approximately 5:32 a.m., a suspect wearing a camouflaged jacket, mask and gloves, made forcible entry into the business via a window and removed the cash drawer before fleeing the scene.

Based on a variety of investigative leads, detectives say they were able to positively identify 33-year-old Roy G. Murray the 3rd of Greenwood, as the one responsible for both incidents.

At approximately 8:41 a.m. on this same day, Troopers say they located the maroon Ford Fusion on Adamsville Road in Greenwood. Troopers pulled over the vehicle and identified Murray as the driver, at which time he was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced physical evidence further linking Murray to both burglaries.

Murray was arrested and charged with one count each of Burglary 3rd Degree, Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft Under $1500, Attempted Theft Under $1500 and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree. He was also charged with two counts each of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Mischief Under $1000.

Murray was arraigned and subsequently committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2300 secured bond.

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