Delaware State Police

*UPDATE-Arrest Made* Troopers Investigating Robbery of Newark Gas Station

Brion Cooper-Kelson
Brion COOPER-KELSON

Newark – Delaware State Police have arrested Brion Cooper-Kelson, 23, of Newark  in connection with a robbery that took place at a Newark Shore Stop in early May.

The original incident occurred at approximately 9:07 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Shore Stop, located at 796 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, when a suspect approached the 24 year old male employee at the sales counter and proceeded to make a purchase. As the employee was completing the transaction, the suspect demanded money from the register while implying that he had a gun. The employee complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash. Once obtaining the money, the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

Through a variety of investigative leads and measures Cooper-Kelson was developed as a suspect, which resulted in a search warrant being executed at his residence on Thursday, May 24, 2018. As a result of the search, evidence was recovered which positively linked him to the robbery.

Cooper-Kelson was taken in to custody and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of  $25,000.00 secured bond.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8471.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Click on the following link to view the original release:

Troopers Investigating Robbery of Newark Gas Station

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 052418 1445

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