Camden teen arrested for string of thefts in Kent Co.

KENT CO., Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Camden teen in connection to a string of thefts in the area.

Back in November and December of 2019, DSP began investigating numerous cases in which packages were being stolen from front porches and/or mailboxes throughout Kent County. In the same time frame, there was also a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the same areas.

Through investigation, 18-year-old Robert Coombes Jr was identified as the suspect, with police linking him to a total of 11 theft cases.

On January 8th, Coombes was taken into custody at the Dover DMV and charged with three incidents, later being released on $8,500 unsecured bond. On Friday, Coombes was charged with the additional eight theft incidents. He was once again taken into custody and charged with three counts of felony theft, attempt to commit theft where a victim is 62 years of age or older (felony), seven counts of theft, three counts of tampering with a vehicle, six counts of third degree criminal trespass, and criminal mischief.

He was released on his own recognizance.

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