James D. Green-Surman, 28, 33-year-old Tony A. Cobb,. both suspected in burglaries in Kent and Sussex

Delaware State Police, with the assistance of multiple other agencies, have arrested two suspects in connection with numerous burglaries in Kent and Sussex Counties.

The investigation began in April 2018, when agencies primarily in Kent and Sussex Counties began experiencing a rash of commercial glass-break burglaries. During these burglaries, the suspect(s) typically forced entry by throwing a brick or rock against a glass door or window and then primarily removing the cash registers from the businesses.

Through investigative measures, detectives identified a suspect vehicle as a silver 2007 Saturn Aura. James D. Green-Surman, 28, of Dover, was identified as the operator and primary suspect of the burglary incidents.

On May 23, detectives observed Green-Surman attempt to force entry into Pete’s Steak House, at 19287 Miller Road in Rehoboth Beach, by throwing a brick against a glass door. He was arrested and issued 133 charges in connection with crimes occurring at 36 businesses. He was issued a $130,050 secured bond and later released after posting it.

In addition, through investigative measures, Green-Surman’s co-conspirator in some of the burglaries was identified as 33-year-old Tony A. Cobb, of Dover. Cobb was also wanted on violation of probation and burglary warrants. On June 5, Cobb was arrested and issued 62 charges in connection with crimes occurring at 13 businesses. He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional  Institute on $9,675 cash-only bond for his VOP warrants and $132,250 secured bond for his burglary warrants.