2 arrested in carjacking at Dover Mall

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DOVER, Del. (WPVI) -- Police arrested two people in connection to a carjacking at the Dover Mall.

It happened back around 3:30 p.m. on June 8th.

Police say two males approached an 18-year-old male victim in the parking lot outside Dick's Sporting Goods.

The suspects were carrying a pipe and wooden baton and ordered the victim back into his vehicle.

The two male suspects entered the vehicle and a female suspect also entered the back seat.

Police say one of the male suspects told the victim that he had a gun and ordered him to drive away.

After taking multiple back roads to the Milford area, the victim was ordered out of the vehicle on West Woodside Drive.

The victim then ran to a nearby house and called 911.

Police located the victim's vehicle a short distance away. The victim told police the suspects also stole his cell phone, an undislosed amount of cash, and his driver's license.

On June 14th, Delaware State Police Troop 7 arrested two of the suspects on unrelated charges.

The arrests int his case came after police were able to identify the suspects based on witness statements in the area where the vehicle was left behind.

22-year-old Benjamin Beyer and 21-year-old Taylor Cox were both charged with Carjacking 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Beyer was committed to JTVCC and Cox to Baylor Women's Correctional Center in default of $62,000 secured bond.