Troopers Arrest Man After Robbery Spree
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Wilmington- Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with a series of robberies which he is believed to have committed in Wilmington and New Castle over the past week.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Robbery Unit detectives arrested Eric L. Hubbard, 57, of Wilmington, at his residence without incident. He was transported to Troop 2 where detectives charged him with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree and Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $246,000.00 cash bail.
The investigation began on Thursday, April 13, 2017, after troopers responded to three separate armed robberies of businesses located along Philadelphia Pike and Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington. After multiple interviews and the review of video surveillance footage, troopers were able to determine that the same suspect had committed the robberies of the following businesses:
- Wawa, 2621 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
- BP/Shore Stop, 708 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
- 7-11, 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, troopers responded to the robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 2034 New Castle Avenue, New Castle. After viewing video surveillance footage, it was determined that the same suspect who had committed the three robberies on April 13th was also the person responsible for robbery of the Rite Aid. Robbery Unit detectives were subsequently able to positively identify Eric Hubbard as the suspect.
Released: 042017 1340