Christian Ferry of Rehoboth and Michael Gieron of Lewes

Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery of a Valero gas station in Milton.

The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, when a male armed with a handgun entered the Valero at 25576 Deep Branch Road. He approached the clerk at the counter and demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied and the suspect then fled the store in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

Detectives identified two suspects, 23-year-old Christian S. Ferry, of Rehoboth Beach, and 34-year-old Michael N. Gieron, of Lewes. One of the suspects entered the business while the other waited outside in a getaway vehicle.

On Tuesday, March 13, Ferry was taken into custody at a residence located in the 300 block of Munson Street in Rehoboth Beach without incident. Gieron was already in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. Both suspects were charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. 

Ferry was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $61,000 secured bond. Gieron received $61,000 secured bond and remained incarcerated. The case remains under investigation.