Arrest in Del. liquor store robbery

July 29, 2009 12:10:45 PM PDT
Police have arrested a man wanted for the robbery of a liquor store Tuesday night.Investigators say Theodore Sammons, 41, of Lancaster Pike in Hockessin, is charged with the robbery of the Hockenssin Wine and Spirits store around 6:43 p.m.

Police say Sammons entered the store wearing a ski mask and gloves, and ordered two employees to get on the ground at gunpoint.

He took cash from the register and, police say, as he was walking outside, encountered woman who was approaching the entrance. He ordered her onto the ground and well, and left in a maroon sedan.

An employee was able to obtain a tag number of the car and pass on the information to the responding officers.

Police ran a computer serach, and discovered the car was registered to a female who resides in the 6600 block of Lancaster Pike in Hockessin. An officer went to the home and arrested Sammons there.

Sammons has been charged with robbery in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated menacing, and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.

He has been arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Prison after failing to post $65,000 secured bail.