Executive - Press Release

Posted on: November 7, 2013

NCCPD Arrested Two New Castle Men for Robbery

New Castle County Police arrested two men and charged them with the robbery that occurred at an area convenience store earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 p.m., County Police responded to a reported shoplifting that had just occurred at a store in the unit block of Landers Lane in New Castle, DE.

When the officers arrived, they learned that a black male entered the store and removed nine bottles of body
wash from a shelf and placed them inside of his jacket.

Officers then learned that an employee confronted
the suspect as he was attempting to leave the building, and the suspect forcefully shoved the victim out of his way and fled on foot toward New Castle Avenue.

When officers were originally dispatched to the complaint, a county officer was on an unrelated vehicle stop at the intersection of New Castle Avenue and Castle Hills Drive. The passenger, later identified as Benjamin Mobley, matched the suspect description of the individual involved in the incident at the convenience store.

Additionally, police observed in plain view the nine bottles of body wash that were stolen from the store. Subsequently, a computer check revealed the driver, later identified as Alvin
Welborn, had an active capias for his arrest. It was later discovered that he was in possession of three morphine pills.

Both subjects were taken into custody without incident and police were later able to confirm that Mobley and Welborn played a role in the crime.

Benjamin Mobley, a 39-year-old male who resides in the unit block of Thorn Lane in New Castle, and his accomplice, Alvin Welborn, a 54-year-old male who resides in the unit block of Katrin Circle in New Castle, have been charged with robbery in the second degree and conspiracy in the second degree.

Welborn was also charged with possession of morphine pills. Both were arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute after Mobley failed to post $1500 secured bail and Welborn failed to post $1600 secured bail.

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