Halloween masked robbers hit a dozen Delaware stores

 Scott McFarland and Devin Holt (photo courtesy of Delaware State Police)

Scott McFarland and Devin Holt (photo courtesy of Delaware State Police)

Two men accused in a dozen armed robberies in New Castle County have finally been arrested.

According to Delaware State Police, 19-year-old Devin Holt and 37-year-old Scott McFarland, both of Wilmington, would enter the businesses wearing Halloween masks, display a handgun at an employee and demand money from the cash register. After receiving the money, they would flee the scene in a getaway vehicle.

The incidents happened between September 21 and October 23 at businesses including various Mexican restaurants in Wilmington as well as a cell phone store, a bakery and a few gas stations.

Detectives were able to identify the men and they were taken into custody Tuesday.

Both Holt and McFarland are charged with robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and conspiracy. They were both committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution.

Here’s the list of businesses the pair are accused of robbing:

La Oaxaquena Restaurant, 201 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, September 21.   
La Pequena Restaurant, 202 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, September 24. 
La Oaxaquena Restaurant, 201 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, September 30.
Taqueria Taco Loco Restaurant, 800 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, October 4.
Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, October 13.
Riggins Gas Station, 2650 Capitol Trail, Newark, October 13.
Alondras Bakery, 2307 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, October 17.
Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, October 19.
La Vaquerita Store, 1810 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, October 20.
Taqueria Taco Loco Restaurant, 800 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, October 20.
Quick Mart, 103 S. Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, October 22.
Stanton Exxon, 414 Main Street, Stanton, October 23.

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