Two suspects arrested, more sought in Sunday robberies in Dover

DOVER — Two arrests were made and five suspects sought following separate robberies Sunday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Dajuan Merrell, 18, was arrested in alleged connection with a robbery in the area of Collins Drive and New Castle Avenue at approximately 7:53 p.m., authorities said.
Police said Mr. Merrell and four other males approached a bicycle riding 55-year-old man.

An assault followed and a Schwinn bicycle was stolen before suspects fled the area, police said.
The bicycle riding man suffered minor injuries, police said.

An arrest warrant for Mr. Merrell was obtained and he turned himself in to police Sunday at approximately 11:30 p.m.
He was released on an own recognizance bond. Charges included second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree assault.
Earlier, a 26-year-old man was arrested and another was sought after a 5:32 a.m. robbery in the area of W. Loockerman Street and S. Governors Avenue, police said.

A 35-year-old man was approached, assaulted and choked to the point of unconsciousness, Cpl. Hoffman said. A cell phone was taken and suspects fled.

The incident was captured on downtown surveillance cameras, police said.
Ezekiel Sullivan, 26, of Smyrna, was arrested without incident in the downtown area.

Deshaun Harris

Deshaun Harris, 41, of Felton, was sought.
Charges against Mr. Sullivan included first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy.
He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $25,000 secured bond.

Mr. Harris is facing the same charges.
Police asked anyone with information to call 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com.
A cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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