Two Seaford men accused in robbery spree

ELLENDALE — Two Seaford men were arrested in connection with alleged robberies in Ellendale, Milford, Bridgeville and Greenwood, state police said.

Jayson T. Willin, 20, and Daquan L. Bailey, 20, were taken into custody without incident Wednesday following an attempted robbery at the Royal Farms in Ellendale, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, spokeswoman for the Delaware State Police.

Troopers were dispatched to the store at 1:51 a.m.
A 34-year-old male employee said he found a “MoneyGram” money order machine had gone missing from behind the counter as he cleaned the store at 16979 Beach Highway, according to the authorities.

A surveillance footage review showed that at roughly 1:03 a.m. a person entered the store wearing a black ski mask, dark clothing, orange or bright colored red underwear, black sweatpants with three bright green stripes down the sides, and black Vans sneakers with white laces, police said.
The suspect jumped over the counter, removed the machine and then fled undetected, authorities said.

Greenwood Police then received an armed robbery complaint at the Royal Farms store at 2 Schultz Road. Officers found a suspect matching the description in the earlier incident had fled the scene in what resembled a white Ford Fusion, police said.

Following a general broadcast, Milton police saw a vehicle matching the description at about 4:11 a.m. Milton and DSP units made a traffic stop and took driver Mr. Willin and passenger Mr. Bailey into custody.
Police allege that Mr. Willin was wearing clothing seen in the surveillance footage from Royal Farms. Both suspects were transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown.

DSP charges against both included first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, felony theft and second-degree conspiracy.

Following arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court, Mr. Willin and Mr. Bailey were held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $49,000 and $47,000 cash only bonds, respectively.
Bridgeville, Milford and Greenwood Police filed separate charges for alleged robberies in their jurisdictions.
Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at 741-8296.

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