A 14-year-old Magnolia boy is being held for allegedly robbing a 60-year-old Dover man Wednesday.


A 14-year-old Magnolia boy is being held for allegedly robbing a 60-year-old Dover man last Wednesday.

According to Delaware State Police, the Dover man had just gotten off a bus at about 5:12 p.m. and was walking southbound on South State Street at Lakeland Avenue in Dover with his bike. The 14-year-old boy allegedly approached and told the man he wanted the bike. When the victim refused, the teen allegedly lunged at him and took a checkbook from the victim’s pocket. The teen then allegedly fled to the Lakeland Mobile Home Park, and shortly after that reappeared and ran toward the Moore’s Lake boat ramp. The victim saw this and asked people in the area to help. Two good Samaritans saw the alleged robbery, and they stopped and held the teen until troopers arrived.

The victim’s checkbook, bank cards and identification were recovered a short distance from the crime scene. The victim was not injured and did not require medical attention.

The teen was charged with one count of robbery second degree and remanded to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $5,000 secured bond.