Delaware State Police

Troopers Arrest Teen after Strong Arm Robbery

Zamad McMillian

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle (19720) – Delaware State Police have arrested a New Castle teen and charged him in connection with a strong arm robbery that occurred in a shopping center parking lot yesterday evening.

The investigation began on Monday, May 1, 2017 at approximately 6:04 p.m., after troopers were called to respond to the parking lot of the Rambleton Center, located at 135 Christiana Road for the report of a robbery. Upon their arrival, responding troopers learned that a 32 year old female victim had responded to the shopping center lot in order to conduct the sale of a cellular phone that she had arranged online. As the victim parked her car, she was approached by a male subject, later identified as Zamad McMillian, 16, of New Castle, who entered the passenger side of the car. While discussing the sale, McMillian attempted to grab the phone from the victim. A brief struggle then ensued, at which time McMillian implied to the victim that he was armed. McMillian was then able to obtain the phone and exit the vehicle. He was last seen fleeing on foot toward the Rambleton Acres development. The victim was not inured.

After reviewing video surveillance footage from area businesses and other investigative means, troopers were able to locate Zamad McMillian’s address located nearby and took him into custody without incident. Troopers were also able to recover the stolen phone.

Zahmad McMillian was transported to Troop 2 where he was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree. He was arraigned at JP Court 11 and released on $5000.00 unsecured bail.

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1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us

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