A 22-year-old New Castle man was charged in connection to a robbery spree at a half-dozen locations throughout the county over the previous two weeks, Delaware State Police said Tuesday. 

According to authorities, Shaquille G. Campbell entered each business and implied he was armed with a weapon while demanding cash from a clerk. 

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, police said they identified Campbell as a suspect. He was arrested in connection to a similar robbery spree in 2017, and is currently on probation. 

Campbell was observed on Monday, June 10, operating a Toyota Avalon while "suspiciously circling the Community Plaza Shopping Center at 287 Christiana Road, police said, and a brief time later, was observed fleeing from a Shell gas station at 299 Christiana Road. 

Following a brief pursuit, Campbell stopped on the median of Rt. 40 at Appleby Road. He was taken into custody, and a search of his vehicle and a residence on Freedom Trail turned up "additional evidence linking Campbell to this robbery crime spree," according to police. 

Ultimately, Campbell was charged in connection to incidents at the following locations on the following dates: 

  • May 30, 2019 – Sunoco, 285 Christiana Road
  • June 5, 2019 – Metro PCS, 107 North Maryland Avenue
  • June 5, 2019 – Exxon, 261 South DuPont Highway
  • June 7, 2019 – Shell, 299 Christiana Road
  • June 9, 2019 – Shell, 299 Christiana Road
  • June 10, 2019 – Shell, 299 Christiana Road

He was charged with two counts first-degree robbery while displaying a deadly weapon, six counts wearing a disguise during commission of a felony, three counts first-degree robbery while armed with a dangerous instrument, first-degree attempted robbery while armed with a dangerous instrument, resisting arrest-intentionally fleeing, and disregarding a police signal. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $272,000 cash bond.