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Update

Robbery suspect turns self in

By Melissa Steele | Oct 31, 2013
Source: Delaware State Police Ryan Wood

A Frankford man turned himself in to police Oct. 30 in connection with the armed robbery of an Angola convenience store.

Police had sought Ryan Wood for his role in robbing the Shore Stop at 20701 John J. Williams Highway, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Wood turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $128,000 secured bond.

The incident happened at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 when a masked man entered the Shore Stop and pulled out a knife demanding money from the clerk, said Fournier.

The 27-year-old woman handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man ran out of the store heading west on Route 24, Fournier said.

An employee ran after the suspect while the clerk called 911; the employee spotted a black Honda that stopped to pick up the suspect. When police arrived, Fournier said, the employee described the car, and police stopped the Honda at the intersection of Route 24 and Angola Road.

Both driver and passenger fled the vehicle; police arrested the driver Sammy Perakis, 21, of Lewes. Perakis was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $54,000 cash bail.

The officer who arrested Perakis was treated and released at Beebe Healthcare for nonlife-threatening injuries, Fournier said.

None of the Shore Stop employees were injured.

 

 

 

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