Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
New Castle (19720)- Delaware State Police Robbery Unit detectives have arrested an 18-year-old New Castle man and charged him in connection with the robbery of an area Dunkin Donuts.
The initial investigation began at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, after troopers responded to the Dunkin Donuts located at 1001 North DuPont Highway for the report of a robbery which had occurred. Upon their arrival, troopers learned that a male suspect had entered the donut shop and approached the sales counter at which time he implied that he was armed with a weapon. He then demanded money from the store’s cash registers. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.
Acting on a tip from the public, Robbery Unit detectives were able to determine that Alexander F. Verucci, IV, was the suspect who had committed the robbery. Detectives then obtained a warrant charging Verucci with Robbery 1st Degree, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was arrested by troopers on Thursday, August 28th and arraigned at JP Court 2. Verucci was then committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $25,000.00 secured bail.
Released: 082917 1315