A Wesley College student has been charged with the armed robbery of Walgreens in Newark

On Friday, Delaware State Police arrested the suspect in the armed robbery of a Newark pharmacy that took place earlier this month.

The robbery happened March 17 at about 9:58 p.m., at the Walgreens pharmacy, at 500 Plaza Drive, Newark.

The suspect entered the store just prior to the 10 p.m. closing time, and made a purchase.

When the cashier opened the cash register to complete the transaction, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded all the money from the register, police said.

The victim complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect fled on foot. The victim wasn't injured.

Through their investigation, police identified the suspect as Charles E. Ndikum, 19, of Newark. 

Police learned that Ndikum was a student at Wesley College in Dover.

On Friday at about 5 p.m., a search warrant was used with the assistance of the Dover Police Department at Roe Hall dormitory where Ndikum resides. He was taken into custody without incident.

Ndikum was charged with first-degree robbery and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2, police said. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $20,000 secured bond while awaiting another court appearance.