(Newark, DE 19711) On Friday, October 15th at approximately 7:10 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to an address on Thomas Lane North, Newark, in the community of Linden Way Townhouses, for a reported robbery.
When the officers arrived, they were able to interview the 20-year-old male victim. The victim reported that earlier in the day he had arranged to sell his gaming console via Offer Up to an unknown buyer. The victim continued by stating that at approximately 7:00 p.m., he received a text message indicating that the potential buyer had arrived.
The victim reported that he went outside to meet the buyer and brought along his 5-year-old brother. According to the victim, a black male exited from the driver seat of a small dark colored SUV and he handed him the game console so he could inspect it.
The black male suspect then began to walk back to his vehicle without paying. As the victim attempted to intervene, a second black male suspect exited the vehicle and pointed a handgun at him. The suspect then threatened the victims and fled from the scene with the gaming console.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit then assumed the investigation. Their investigation revealed that the suspects were in fact 21-year-old Sea’Queris Wiggins and 18-year-old Ni’Jeir Oliver.
Monday (Oct 18), detectives executed a search warrant at Sea Queris Wiggins’ residence and located a firearm matching the description provided by the victim.
Last Friday (Oct 22), detectives assisted by the New Castle County Division of Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant at Oliver’s residence and the members were able to take him into custody.
Yesterday (Oct 25), Wiggins was located by members of the Division’s Special Investigation Squad and apprehended without incident.
Both Oliver and Wiggins were charged with one count of felony Robbery First Degree, one count of felony Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Felony, two counts of felony Aggravated Menacing, one count of felony Conspiracy Second Degree, and one count of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Wiggins was charged with an additional count of felony, Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement and Oliver was charged with an additional felony charge, Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited.
Oliver was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $117,500 cash bail. Wiggins was arraigned by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and also held in lieu of $118,500 cash bail.