(Wilmington, DE 19802) On Tuesday, May 05, 2020, detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit Special Investigations Squad were on active surveillance in the area of Colony North Apartments and Courtyard Apartments. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the detectives observed what appeared to be a robbery in progress. They took immediate action and were able to quickly apprehend three suspects as they attempted to flee in a motor vehicle.
During a subsequent interview with the victim, it was learned he had arranged to purchase a MacBook for $900 from 17-year-old Akeem Henry using the “Let Go” app. The victim was directed to respond to the area of Courtyard Apartments to facilitate the transaction.
When the victim handed Henry the $900, Henry handed him anbook bag. The victim stated he immediately noticed it was empty. Henry then began running to his vehicle, which detectives later learned was driven by 22-year-old Nahkree Maness. When the victim got to the vehicle, he tried to jump in but was pushed away by 18-year-old Damon Hancock who was seated in the car.
All three suspects were then transported back to New Castle County Police Headquarters and each charged with one count of felony Robbery 2nd and felony Conspiracy. Hancock was also charged with a Civil Violation for having marijuana in his possession.
All three were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released after each posted $7000 secured bail. (Hancock posted $7100).