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Troopers Arrest Suspect in Drug Store Robbery- Bear

Date Posted: Sunday, February 20th, 2022

Bear- Delaware State Police have arrested Thomas Maney, 43, of New Castle, DE, for robbery and related charges following an incident Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at approximately 2:36 p.m., troopers responded to the Walgreens, located at 1120 Pulaski Highway, Bear, regarding a knife point robbery that had just occurred. Investigation revealed the suspect waited outside a rear door to the pharmacy waiting for someone to exit. A 55-year-old male employee exited the door and was immediately approached by the suspect who was displaying a knife. The suspect demanded controlled substances from the pharmacy. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot.

Upon arrival, troopers and officers from New Castle County Police Department canvassed the area for the suspect, and located him hiding in a drainage ditch wearing the same clothing and armed with a knife. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and identified as Thomas Maney.

Maney was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of Felony (Felony)

Maney was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $36,000 secured bond.

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Released: 022022 0845

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