NEWARK, DE – A 16-year-old male from Bear has been arrested and charged for attempted robbery following an attempted carjacking at the Christiana Mall in late March.
According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m., March 23, 2022, in the parking lot of the Target at the Christiana Mall, located at 800 Christiana Mall, Newark.
“The investigation determined a male suspect approached a 14-year-old male victim as he returned to his brother’s vehicle in the parking lot,” the Delaware State Police said. “The suspect advised the victim to give him everything and the victim attempted to runaway, but fell to the ground. The suspect stood overtop the victim took his car keys and demanded him to get in the vehicle. The victim refused and fled into the food court.”
The victim’s vehicle was later located in the parking lot running with the doors open. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Through their investigation, troopers identified the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant.
“On April 7, 2022, the juvenile suspect turned himself in at Troop 2 and was charged with Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree. The juvenile was arraigned in the New Castle County Family Court and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $5,000 secured bond,” the department said.