33-year-old Roy G. Murray III is charged with multiple felonies

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Greenwood man after two businesses were burglarized.

The investigation began at around 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, when troopers responded to Al’s Country Store, at 4937 Hickman Road in Greenwood, for a report of an attempted burglary. Damage was discovered at the store but no entry had been made. Investigation found that the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. and that the suspect, a male wearing a camouflage jacket and a mask, had fled the scene in a maroon Ford Fusion.

A short time later, at about 6:15 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a burglary at the Farmington Mini-Mart, located at 332 Main Street in Harrington. They determined that at about 5:30 a.m., a subject wearing a camouflage jacket, mask and gloves made forcible entry into the business and removed the cash drawer, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, before fleeing the scene. 

Roy G. Murray III, 33, of Greenwood, was developed as the suspect in both incidents.

Troopers performed a traffic stop on Murray, on Adamsville Road in Greenwood, a few hours later and he was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle produced physical evidence further linking Murray to the burglaries.

Murray was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree attempted burglary, theft under $1,500, attempted theft under $1,500, third-degree criminal trespass, two counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of burglary tools and two counts of criminal mischief under $1,000. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,300 secured bond.