Dover man facing more than a dozen charges after two violent robberies


MILFORD, Del. – 47-year-old Brian Oneill of Dover was arrested by Delaware State Police in connection with two violent robberies in Milford and Hartly.

Police say around 8:30 p.m. on August 25th, a white male suspect entered a home on the 400 block of Dot Street in Milford. The suspect showed a handgun and threatened to kill a 60-year-old female acquaintance at the residence. Police say the suspect held the victim at gunpoint and forced her to drive to an ATM in Dover. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, according to police.

Then, around 9:23 a.m. on September 1st, troopers responded to the 1500 block of Tuxward Road in Hartly for a robbery. Police say a 70-year-old female victim saw an unknown white male suspect sitting in a shed on her property. The suspect was allegedly holding a handgun and wearing a black mask over the bottom half of his face. Police say the suspect pointed the gun at the victim and threated to kill her if she called the police. That’s when police say a second 46-year-old male victim arrived at the home. The suspect then pointed the gun at the male victim and threatened to kill him. Police say the suspect then got into the male victim’s GMC Yukon and fled the scene.

Investigators were able to link Oneill to both incidents and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On Friday, Oneill was found in Dover and arrested. He was taken to Troop 3 and charged with multiple crimes. Those include first degree robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and first degree home invasion burglary. Oneill is also facing charges for possession of a firearm within ten years of a prior conviction, second degree kidnapping, second degree robbery, and two counts of aggravated menacing. Also on the list of charges for Oneill are two counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, terroristic threatening to kill a victim 62 years or older, terroristic threatening, possession of burglar tools, criminal mischief, and malicious interference of emergency communication.

Oneill was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on $354,253 cash bond.

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