Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a 35 year old Maryland man after he attempted to rob a customer at an area Wawa on Thursday.
The investigation determined that the incident occurred at approximately 11:48 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016, as a 78 year old female customer of the Wawa, located at 4000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, was approached by a male suspect who asked her for change. After the victim advised the suspect, later identified as Brett S. Gunther, 35, of Parkton, MD, that she did not have any change, Gunther grabbed her by the arm an attempted to take a $20.00 bill from her hand. He was unsuccessful, however, and fled from the parking lot. The victim, who was not injured, then contacted an officer from the Newark Police Department who was at the store and provided him with a description of the suspect. Gunther was located by responding troopers a short time later, approximately ¼ mile south of the Wawa. He was taken into custody without incident.
Brett Gunther was arrested and transported to Troop 6 where he was charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $11,000.00 secured bail.
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Released: 072316 1615