Two charged in December 2017 Valero gas station robbery

MILTON – Delaware State Police report the arrests of two suspects in the Dec. 7, 2017 robbery of the Valero gas station on Deep Branch Road.

Through investigation, detectives identified the suspects as 23-year-old Christian S. Ferry of Rehoboth Beach and 34-year-old Michael N. Gieron of Lewes, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Michael Gieron

Christian Ferry

Ferry was taken into custody March 13 at a residence on Munson Street, Rehoboth Beach without incident and transported to Troop 4.  Gieron was already in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution on unrelated charges.

Both were charged with robbery first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy second degree.

Ferry was arraigned and committed to the SCI on $61,000 secured bond.  Gieron, who was also arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2, received $61,000.00 secured bond on these charges and remained incarcerated.

According to state police investigation, on Dec. 7, 2017 a male subject armed with a handgun entered the Valero gas station and demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled. The other suspect waited outside in a getaway vehicle, according to state police investigation.

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