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*Update Suspects Arrested* Troopers Investigating Robbery At The Christiana Mall – Newark


Date Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2020

Naere Alexander-Thorpe
Breon Cobb
Dion Cobb
Kahleef Bennet-Hawkins
Jahad Brister
Col Green

Newark- The Delaware State Police have arrested six suspects (21 year-old Naere Alexander-Thorpe of Chester, PA, 22 year-old Breon Cobb of Chester, PA, 21 year-old Dion Cobb of Chester, PA, 24 year-old Kahleef Bennet-Hawkins of Marcus Hook, PA, 21 year-old Jahad Brister of Upper Darby, PA, and 23 year-old Col Green of Bear, DE) for robbery and conspiracy following an incident at the Christiana Mall in June.

The incident occurred on June 18th, 2020, at approximately 5:51 p.m., in front of the Finish Line store located inside of the Christiana Mall. Upon Troopers arrival, it was learned a 17 year old male was surrounded by a large group of individuals who confronted him concerning his clothing. After a brief altercation, two unknown suspects assaulted the victim. The suspects removed the victim’s sweatshirt and took other personal belongings. Through investigative measures the aforementioned suspects were identified and each charged with one count of Robbery 1st and one count of Conspiracy 2nd.  All suspects were taken into custody in Pennsylvania and held for extradition.

On October 22, 2020, Naere Alexander-Thorpe was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $27,000 cash bond.

On September 18, 2020, Dion Cobb was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace and released after posting bail on $27,000 cash bond.

On July 31, 2020, Kahleef Bennet-Hawkins was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace and released after posting bail on $21,000 secured bond and awaiting trial.

On July 27, 2020, Jahad Brister was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $22,000 secured bond. Brister has since been released and awaiting trial.

On July 20, 2020, Breon Cobb was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $41,000 cash bond. Breon has since been released and awaiting trial.

On July 20, 2020, Col Green was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $41,000 cash bond. Green has since been released and awaiting trial.

Troopers Investigating Robbery At The Christiana Mall – Newark

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