Dover man arrested, facing a slew of charges

MAGNOLIA, Del.-  A 37-year-old Dover man was arrested Saturday and is facing charges after police said he robbed a liquor store and was involved in a residential burglary.

Police arrested William J. Edwards, of Dover, after they had been looking for his car that they say was used in the robbery.

Officers said the robbery happened back on November 26 around 7 p.m. at the Route 8 Liquor store located at 4128 Forrest Ave, Dover.,  where the store clerk was allegedly assaulted by a masked suspect with a knife.

After being assaulted, police said the clerk was ordered to turn over the contents of the cash register to the suspect who then fled.

While investigating this robbery, detectives discovered that a silver Honda Odyssey mini-van was a suspect vehicle. Police said they were able to link this van to Edwards, who was also considered as a suspect in a burglary that happened on Nov. 5 at 400 block of Jebb Rd., Camden-Wyoming, where firearms were stolen.

Information regarding Edwards and the mini-van was shared to patrol Troopers and on Saturday, Nov. 30 a Trooper on routine patrol, saw the mini-van driving on Juanita Rd. in Magnolia.

A traffic stop was conducted and Edwards was identified as the driver, at which time he was taken in to custody.

Edwards is now facing a slew of charges including robbery, possession of a deadly weapon, selling stolen property, and assault.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $77,600.00 cash bail.

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