Wilmington Man and Juvenile Arrested For Armed Robbery

On June 29, 2023, at about 0418 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the 100-block of King William Street for a report of a robbery.  The victim reported that she was seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle waiting for someone to exit a residence.  While seated in the vehicle, three males approached the vehicle and attempted to open the driver’s door.  One of the males ordered the victim to exit the vehicle and she locked the doors.  One of the males then produced a handgun and ordered her from the vehicle while asking for the vehicle keys.  The victim exited the vehicle while the males searched through the vehicle.

When the victim began to yell for help, the suspect struck her with the gun.  The victim did not sustain any injury as a result.  The suspects then fled on foot with property belonging to the victim.

Using various investigatory measures, including video evidence, Newark Police identified two of the suspects – Damire Lee, 19, of Wilmington and a 16 year-old Wilmington male.

Later that morning, both suspects were taken into custody in Wilmington.  Both suspects were transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Both suspects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video:

  • Lee was ordered to be held in default of  $110,000 secured bail and was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
  • The juvenile was ordered to be held in default of $102,000 cash bail and was turned over to the custody of the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or pkeld@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Damire Lee