Delaware State Police

**Update-Subject Arrested** Troopers Seek Public’s Help Locating Robbery Subject

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police have arrested Devontae L. Massey, 24 of Laurel early this morning after troopers received information on his whereabouts.  He was charged with Robbery 2nd and Theft under $1,500.00, for an incident that occurred on July 6, 2016, as well as Assault 3rd after an incident that occurred, Wednesday July 27, 2016 around 4:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Inn (12036 Sussex Highway, Greenwood) when he assaulted a 29-year-old female in the parking lot and then fled prior to law enforcement arrival.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,250.00 secured bond.

Released:080316 1250

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**Original Release**

Troopers Seek Public’s Help Locating Robbery Suspect

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police is asking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a wanted subject who robbed a man on Woodland Ferry Road earlier this month.

The incident took place around 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday July 6, 2016 as a 22-year-old male had just exited the Five Points Liquor Store located at 30425 Seaford Road when he was approached by a black male who asked for a cigarette. The victim complied and gave him one and then proceeded to walk towards Woodland Ferry Road.  The suspect continued to follow the victim while talking on a cell phone and once again asked for another cigarette.  Again, the victim handed the man a cigarette and walked away.  Just prior to the little league park, the male suspect asked if he could have a dollar from the victim.  The victim then pulled his wallet from his pocket when the suspect snatched the wallet from his hands.  The victim then began fighting with the suspect before he fled back towards five points with the victim giving chase.  The victim last observed the suspect running toward the Ram Deli before he lost sight of him.  The victim was uninjured in this incident.

Through various tips and investigative means, Devontae L. Massey, 24 of Laurel, was identified as the suspect who committed this crime.  He is currently wanted for Robbery 2nd and Theft under $1,500.00, as well as Assault 3rd after an incident that occurred this morning, Wednesday July 27, 2016 around 4:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Inn (12036 Sussex Highway, Greenwood) when he assaulted a 29-year-old female in the parking lot and then fled prior to law enforcement arrival.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Devontae Massey, they are asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 072716 1025

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