Suspect in attempted robbery apprehended in Georgia

MILLSBORO – The Millsboro man sought by Delaware State Police in an attempted robbery this past February was apprehended Wednesday in Georgia.

Don D. Zakrociemski, 37, was apprehended in DeKalb County, Georgia April 3 and is currently awaiting extradition back to Delaware, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Don D. Zakrociemski

Zakrociemski has been sought by state police since the incident that occurred on February 21, 2019.

Investigation revealed a 34-year-old Millsboro man walking near the Harris Teeter on Long Neck encountered an acquaintance, identified by authorities at Zakrociemski, who offered to give him a ride to the M&T Bank to cash a check.

Zakrociemski drove the victim to the M&T Bank in Millsboro and the victim cashed his check.  After leaving the bank, the victim realized he was being driven in the opposite direction of where he was headed, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Investigation determined Zakrociemski took a private lane off John J. Williams Highway, parked the vehicle and demanded the money. A struggle ensued and victim exited the vehicle and took off on foot.  Zakrociemski followed the victim onto private property in his vehicle and attempted to strike the man with the vehicle, said Cpl. Jaffe.

Prior to police arrival, Zakrociemski fled the scene.

The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the physical altercation and was not struck by the vehicle.

According to Cpl. Jaffe, Zakrociemski has active warrants out of Troop 4 for the following:

  • Attempted to Commit Robbery Second Degree;
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree;
  • Assault Third Degree; and
  • Criminal Mischief.

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