Police arrest 1 man, 3 juveniles in armed robbery of Delaware pharmacy

Delaware State Police have arrested one adult and three juveniles following the armed robbery of a Bear-area pharmacy.

Just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, three men entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Governor's Place armed with handguns. The suspects confronted two female employees and demanded prescription medication. The employees complied with the suspect's demands and turned over and undisclosed amount of medicine.

The suspects then fled the store and entered a waiting car, operated by a fourth suspect later identified as 18-year-old Mark Singleton of New Castle.

The vehicle, a tan Dodge Stratus, then fled the parking lot. The two female employees were not injured and were able to provide a description of the fleeing vehicle and the suspects to responding troopers.

Shortly after, troopers who had located the car attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, but were unsuccessful when Singleton refused to stop. A short car chase ensued on northbound US-13, but when the car exited the roadway near South Walnut Street, it became disabled. All four suspects fled by foot but were apprehended soon after.

Singleton and the three juvenile suspects were charged with 1st degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Conspiracy, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Aggravated Menacing. Singleton, who was also charged with multiple traffic offenses, was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $15,000.00 secured bail.