Three arrested for three robberies

NEWARK, Del. - December 11, 2008 On December 8th, at approximately 10:05 p.m. a Delaware State patrol officer stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox on I-95 for driving aggressively. The Trooper found the driver, Anthony Diorio, was operating this vehicle with a suspended license.

The office then prepared to tow the vehicle at which time he located two bb guns (in the likeness of handguns) in the rear of the vehicle. Also, the Trooper located several bandannas. With his suspicions heightened, the patrol officer ultimately detained the subjects in the vehicle, Diorio, Michael Flickinger and Jonathan Dash, for further investigation.

Detectives were called in and successfully linked the three occupants in the Chevrolet to several unsolved robberies.

Michael Flickinger and Jonathan Dash were linked to robberies at the McKennans Church Road Shore Stop, the Kirkwood Highway Books and Tobacco and the Route 13 Uncle Willies in Felton. Anthony Diorio was linked to the Shore Stop and Books and Tobacco robberies.

Michael Flickinger was formally charged with four counts of Robbery, Possession of a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Menacing, and related charges. Bail was set at $305,000.00 secured.

Anthony Diorio was formally charged with two counts of Robbery, Speedin, Driving While Suspended and related charges. Bail was set at $115,000.00 secured.

Jonathan Dash was formally charged with three counts of Robbery and related charges. Bail was set at $59,000.00 secured. In the days to come, he will also be charged additionally with Robbery, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Wearing a Disguise During a Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy. (These last charges are approved, on file and simply have not been formally presented to Mr. Dash yet.)

All three subjects have been committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute.


Information from Delaware State Police.

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