Police arrest two Delaware teens, searching for a third

Three Delaware teenagers are in trouble with the law, following two separate incidents.

New Castle County police arrested a 13-year-old Newark teen Wednesday afternoon for Armed Robbery. He’s accused of robbing a 16-year-old at knifepoint for his cell phone.

Police say the victim was walking home in the Vinings at Christiana Apartment complex in Newark, around 3 p.m., when the 13-year-old accosted him. The suspect was apprehended at his home within the complex a short time later.

The teen was charged with robbery, possession of a deadly weapon and terroristic threatening. He remains in custody at the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Hours earlier New Castle County Police arrested a 16-year-old Newark man after an attempted burglary of a home in the community of Rutherford Wednesday morning, around 10:45 a.m. The teenager was taken into custody several blocks away. At that time, officers learned 19-year-old Aaron Veasey of Newark was also involved in the crime. 

The 16-year-old posted bail, and faces attempted burglary, conspiracy and criminal mischief charges.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Aaron Veasey, to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800/(302) 395-8171 (attn: Senior Corporal Craig Browning) or visit their website at www.nccpd.com or call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Citizens can also text a crime tip to NCCPD by sending your message to 847411. Veasey is said to reside in the 100 block of West Rutherford Drive and is described as a black male, 6’01” tall, 220 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

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