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*Update- Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Dollar Store – Claymont

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Claymont- The Delaware State Police have arrested 38-year-old Keith Cannon of Claymont, for robbery and related charges following an incident that occurred at the Dollar General in December 2020.

The incident occurred on December 15, 2020 at approximately 9:01 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Dollar General located at 333 Naamans Road, Claymont for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was learned that a male suspect entered the store and approached the sales counter appearing to make a purchase. The suspect displayed a handgun at an employee standing near the sales counter and demanded cash from the safe. The suspect forced the victim to the rear of the sales counter where a second employee was working behind the cash register. The suspect held the two employees/victims at gun point while they attempted to open the safe. The victims complied but were unsuccessful at opening the safe. The suspect then fled the scene on foot towards Hickman Drive.

Through investigative leads troopers identified Keith Cannon as the suspect involved in the incident. On February 16, 2021, members of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit located Cannon in the parking lot of Troop 2 and took him into custody without incident.

Cannon was charged the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (Felony)

Cannon was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $206,000 cash bond.

Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Dollar Store – Claymont

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