Couple Charged for Multiple Armed Robberies Across Delaware

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NEW CASTLE, DE – A couple has been arrested for multiple armed robberies that took place in May and June in the New Castle area. According to the Delaware State Police, 29-year-old Jaquan Mason and 29-year-old Jinita Wright, both of Wilmington, have been arrested on numerous criminal charges following investigations into four separate robberies that occurred in May and June.

Here’s what happened:

  • On May 1, 2022, troopers responded to the Royal Farms located at 2160 New Castle Avenue in New Castle regarding an armed robbery. In this incident, the male suspect produced a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes from the store employees.
  • On June 7, 2022, troopers responded to the PNC Bank located at 1 Penn Mart Shopping Center in New Castle regarding an armed robbery. In this case, the male suspect produced a firearm and demanded money from the bank teller. The suspect fled from the area in a silver Ford Taurus while accompanied by another subject.
  • On June 19, 2022, troopers responded to the Royal Farms located at 2160 New Castle Avenue in New Castle regarding an armed robbery. In this incident, the male suspect produced a rifle and demanded money and cigarettes from the cashier.
  • Finally, on June 20, 2022, troopers responded to the Walgreens located at 500 Plaza Drive in Newark regarding a robbery. In this case, the male suspect insinuated that he had a weapon and demanded money from the employee.

Through investigative means, it was determined that Jaquan Mason was the male suspect involved in all four of these robberies. Mason was accompanied by Jinita Wright in the robbery of the PNC Bank.

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