NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (3/20/2017) Two Wilmington men have been arrested in connection with a series of nine burglaries over the past five weeks that netted more than $23,000 in cigarettes, Delaware State Police reported Sunday.
Their arrest Friday came after they were seen committing their third burglary at the Speedway gas station on U.S. 13 near New Castle, police said.
Ferdell F. Harvey, 57, and Timothy M. Reason Jr., 32, were charged with seven counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree attempted burglary, eight counts of wearing a disguise during commission of a felony, six counts of theft, attempted theft, nine counts of second-degree conspiracy and eight counts of criminal mischief.
Police said the men forced their way into seven businesses and removed cartons of cigarettes.
The businesses burglarized:
- Speedway gas station, 506 N. Dupont Highway (U.S. 13), near New Castle. Feb. 10 at 1:45 a.m.
- Fairfax News Stand, 2121 Concord Pike, Fairfax. Feb. 11 at 1:18 a.m.
- Speedway gas station, 506 N. Dupont Highway (U.S. 13), near New Castle. Feb. 12 at 11:57 p.m.
- Tobacco City, 4637 Stanton Ogletown Road, Stanton. Feb. 17 at 2:29 a.m.
- Fairfax News Stand, 2121 Concord Pike, Fairfax. Feb. 18 at 3:01 a.m.
- Tobacco Express, 1609 N. Dupont Highway (U.S. 13) near New Castle. Feb. 23 at 11:09 p.m.
- Tobacco Shop, 1701 Marsh Rd, Brandywine Hundred. Feb. 26 at 8:07 p.m.
- BP Station, 3507 Miller Road, near Wilmington. March 1 at 3:52 a.m.
- Speedway gas station, 506 N. Dupont Highway (U.S. 13), near New Castle. March 17 at 10:37 p.m.
Both men were being held at Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington in lieu of $105,800 cash bail for Harvey and $87,700 cash bail for Reason.