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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Robbery Arrest


April 10, 2018 – On Sunday April 8, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Newark Police responded to the KFC located at 1365 Marrow Road for a report of an armed robbery of the business. As the robbery was being broadcast over police radio, a University of Delaware police officer who was in the area, heard the call and observed a subject sprinting on foot away from the area of the KFC. The University officer drove and caught up to the subject and then engaged in a foot pursuit, apprehending the subject near Marrows Road and Wyoming Road. The subject taken into custody was identified as Tiwain Canty a 24-year-old male from Wilmington.

Newark officers responding to the KFC learned from an employee that a male suspect entered wearing a ski mask and gloves, displayed a small handgun and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was then stolen, after which the suspect fled from the store on foot. Officers conducting a search of the area where the foot pursuit and apprehension took place, were able to locate items linking Canty to the robbery.

Tiwain Canty was charged with:

Robbery 1st Degree

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)

Aggravated Menacing

Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony

Resisting Arrest

Hindering Investigation of a Felony

Canty was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #2 and issued $3,100 secured bond.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Gerasimov at or 302-366-7100 ext. 3474.

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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