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Three Individuals Arrested for Robbery After Fleeing Into Pennsylvania- Wilmington

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Wilmington- Three individuals are in custody for robbery after their vehicle was disabled following a pursuit as they fled into Pennsylvania.

On August 16, 2020, at approximately 9:41 p.m., a Delaware State Trooper was contacted in the parking lot of Walmart located at 1251 Centerville Road, Wilmington, as another incident was being investigated. The employee advised they had just been robbed at gunpoint and pointed out a fleeing Mercedes SUV that the suspects were using to flee the scene. The Trooper activated the overhead emergency lights and siren in the patrol vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Mercedes. The vehicle failed to stop and traveled north onto DE State Route 41 until their vehicle became disabled on PA State Route 41 at Penn Green Road, New Garden Township. The three subjects inside the Mercedes were taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police without incident and identified as the driver of the vehicle 40-year-old Rashad L. Jones of Wilmington, 29-year-old Robert H. Blake of New Castle, and 30-year-old Jamal A. Williams of Philadelphia, PA. All individuals are currently in custody in Pennsylvania and waiting extradition back to Delaware.


            Rashad L. Jones

Rashad L. Jones is being charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (felony)
  • Diregarding Police Officer Signal (felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)


            Robert H. Blake

Robert H. Blake is being charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)


Jamal A. Williams (no picture available) is being charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)

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