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Three men charged in Georgetown robbery

Aug 11, 2014
Source: Georgetown Police Department

Three men face robbery charges after police say they took money from an employee at the Dollar General Store before fleeing on foot.

Maurice Land, 57, of Georgetown; Martin Booker, 44, of Lincoln; and Christopher Clay, 31, of Wilmington went to the store at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 9, said Lt. Lawrence Grose of the Georgetown Police Department.

Booker stayed outside of the store at 432 E. Market St. as a lookout while the other two men went inside, Grose said.

Clay stood inside the store as a lookout; Land went to an empty office and took money out of an employee's purse, Grose said. When the employee entered the office with money from the cash registers, Land pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her and took the money from the cash registers, Grose said.

The three then fled the store on foot. Police saw them running north on Albury Avenue, northwest of the Dollar General Store.

Land and Booker were taken into custody on Albury Avenue after Booker was Tasered; Clay was arrested on Cedar Street, Grose said. Police found the handgun in a yard after they say Clay threw it there.

Police discovered the gun was stolen from Pennsylvania. No one was injured in the Dollar General Store, Grose said.

Booker and Clay were charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, receiving a stolen firearm, tampering with physical evidence and felony conspiracy; both were committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a $117,000 cash bond pending future court dates.

Land was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, receiving a stolen firearm, tampering with physical evidence, felony conspiracy, first-degree reckless endangering and aggravated menacing. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $128,000 cash bond with a future court date.

 

 

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