Multi-agency robbery investigation leads to two arrests

Willin (left) and Bailey

ELLENDALE, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people early Wednesday morning following a multi-agency robbery investigation.

According to police, a call came in for a reported attempted robbery shortly before 2 a.m., at the Royal Farms on Beach Highway. On arrival, a 34-year-old male employee told police that while he was cleaning the store, he noticed a display was knocked over and items behind the cash register were moved. Further inspection led the employee to discover that the “MoneyGram” money order machine was missing from behind the counter.

Surveillance footage revealed that less than an hour before, a subject walked into the store and was seen grabbing his waistband, an act common with suspects concealing firearms in their waistband. The suspect then jumped over the counter and stole the “MoneyGram” machine before fleeing from the store undetected.

After this incident, the Greenwood Police Department was called to the Royal Farms on Schultz Road in Greenwood for an armed robbery report. It was learned that the suspect in this incident matched the description of the suspect in the Ellendale incident. In this case, the suspect was seen fleeing the area in what appeared to be a white Ford Fusion.

Shortly after 4 a.m., a Milton Police Officer observed a vehicle matching the description in the area of the Finish Line Car Wash on Broadkill Road in Milton. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, and 20-year-old Jayson Willin and 23-year-old Daquan Bailey were taken into custody.

It was also learned that on Tuesday, the Bridgeville and Milford Royal Farms experienced robbery incidents in which the subjects matched the descriptions of Willin and Bailey.

Willin and Bailey were each charged with attempt to commit robbery first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, felony theft, and second degree conspiracy. Bridgeville, Milford, and Greenwood Police Departments all have separate charges for the robberies committed in their jurisdictions.

Willin is being held at SCI on $49,000 cash only bond, while Bailey is being held on $47,000 cash only bond.

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