Police have arrested 38-year-old Jeremy T. Lobaccaro of Dover

UPDATE:

Delaware State Police have arrested 38-year-old Jeremy T. Lobaccaro of Dover in connection with two convenience store robberies and a shoplifting incident.

Lobaccaro was spotted sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Calvary Church at East Lebanon Road and South State Street at about 12:40 a.m. Friday, July 15, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said. The trooper, who was conducting business checks, contacted Lobaccaro, spotted what appeared to be a black handgun near him, and took him into custody.

Lobaccaro was linked to the July 12 robbery at the Canterbury Shore Stop and the July14 holdup at the Royal Farms convenience store in Cheswold.

He also was a suspect in a July 14 shoplifting incident at the Dover Walmart where an individual unscrewed a cabinet containing several BB guns. The man took three of the guns, valued at $146.69, and fled the store without paying.

Fournier said surveillance photos and an anonymous tip linked Lobaccaro to the robberies and theft.

He is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and shoplifting.

Lobaccaro has been committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $110,500.00 cash bond.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A 24-year-old clerk was not injured during an early morning robbery at a local convenience store.

The robbery took place at about 3:40 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Royal Farms store at 47 Fast Landing Road, Cheswold, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

The armed robber came in, demanded cash and then fled out the rear door after the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber last was seen headed toward Fast Landing Road.

He is described as a white man between 5 feet 10 and 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and black sneakers. He was carrying an unknown type of handgun.

Video surveillance photos are not yet available, Fournier said.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Troop 3 at 302-697-2104; by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com, or by anonymous text to 274637 using keyword “DSP.”