Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Milton- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery of a Valero Gas Station.
The incident occurred around 7:42 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017, as a male subject armed with a handgun entered the Valero Gas Station located at 25576 Deep Branch Road. The suspect approached the clerk at the counter and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect was able to remove an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the store in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.
Through investigative measures, Detectives identified two suspects, 23-year-old Christian S. Ferry of Rehoboth Beach and 34-year-old Michael N. Gieron of Lewes. One of the suspects entered the business while the other suspect waited outside in a getaway vehicle.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Ferry was taken into custody at a residence located in the 300 block of Munson Street, Rehoboth Beach without incident and transported to Troop 4. Gieron was already in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. Both suspects were charged with Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy Second Degree. Ferry was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $61,000.00 secured bond. Gieron was also arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2, received $61,000.00 secured bond on these charges and remained incarcerated.
This case continues to remain under investigation.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 031418 0837