Seaford: Suspect arrested in residential robbery

SEAFORD – City of Seaford police on Wednesday arrested the suspect wanted in an Aug. 20 robbery at a residence.

Troy Sanders

Troy Sanders, 34, of Bridgeville was arrested and charged with robbery second degree, burglary second degree, theft under $1,500 and malicious interference with emergency communications, Seaford Police Department spokesman Senior Cpl. Eric Chambers said.

Sanders was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $16,500 secured bail pending a preliminary hearing.

According to police investigation, on Aug. 20 a man forced his way into a residence in the 200 block of North Street and pinned the victim between the doorway and a wall.

The suspect reached into the residence and took various items of property that were within arm’s reach. As this was occurring, a witness observed what was happening and confronted the suspect and started to call 911. The suspect assaulted this witness and stole their cell phone and fled.

At the initial phase of the investigation, officers were only provided with the nickname of the suspect. The true identity of the suspect was later discovered to be Troy Sanders, Cpl. Chambers said.

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