Victim, one of two arrested in robbery

NEWARK, Del. - December 18, 2009

Newark police announced the arrests of two people for their participation in an armed robbery that occurred in the Cherry Hill Manor neighborhood on November 17. The investigation revealed that the female victim of the robbery actually was a participant, serving as a conspirator with the robber.

Police say the female arrested, identified as 19-year-old Desiree Pulliam, walked with the victim and notified her coconspirator, 23-year-old William Malachi, where she and her male friend were. Upon being told of their location, Malachi committed the robbery, knowing that the victim was carrying cash.

Pulliam and Malachi both live in the Cherry Hill Manor neighborhood. They were both arrested at their homes Friday morning.

Pulliam was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Criminal Solicitation. She was released after posting $6,500 bail.

Malachi was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was being held on $22,250 bail.

An Airsoft gun, believed to be the weapon used during the robbery, was recovered during a search of Malachi's house.

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