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Teen arrested in violent liquor store robbery

A teenager has been arrested in connection with a liquor store robbery in Wilmington, Delaware that ended with one clerk shot and another injured.
A teenager has been arrested in connection with a liquor store robbery in Wilmington, Delaware that ended with one clerk shot and another injured.

That teen is identified as Obediah York-James of Claymont.

Three other suspects are still being sought in the case.

The robbery happened at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Cutrona Liquors in the 4600 block of N. Market Street.

Police say one of the suspects hit a clerk on the head. That clerk was able to run off and dial 911.

Meanwhile, one of the suspects pointed a gun at a second clerk and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the suspect shot him twice.

Both clerks are expected to survive their injuries.

All four suspects ran off with nothing but a bottle of whiskey.

York-James was charged with Robbery and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd degree. He is being held on $160,000 cash bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. D. May at 302-365-8439.
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