Delaware man arrested for string of armed robberies at Shore Stop
DOVER, Del. – A Camden-Wyoming man is behind bars and facing robbery charges after police saw him hiding behind the dumpsters of a Shore Stop in Dover shortly before midnight on Thursday, July 4th.
According to the report, detectives from the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) were surveying the area of the Shore Stop located at 2636 South State Street because of a series of robberies that had taken place at the gas station over the past few weeks. During their surveillance detectives noticed a subject, later identified as Jerry W. McGinnis Jr., emerging from the wooded area south of the Shore Stop with his hands and face covered.
The 35-year-old, who was reportedly in possession of a large knife, walked from the woods to behind the large dumpsters on the south side of Shore Stop when a trooper identified himself to McGinnis Jr. and ordered him to get on the ground. Ignoring the orders, the suspect allegedly began running westbound and into a thick, wooded area before the trooper was able to catch him and wrestle him to the ground. During the struggle police say McGinnis Jr. continued to resist arrest and was injured before he was taken into custody after a struggle.
Following the arrest McGinnis Jr. was first treated for his injuries at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital before being taken to Troop 3.
The Camden-Wyoming man is being charged with attempt to commit robbery first degree armed with a dangerous instrument, four counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, four counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of felony, four counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, resisting arrest, and three counts of robbery first degree armed with and uses or threatens use of dangerous instrument.
McGinnis Jr. was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Department of Correction in default of a $214,500 cash bond.