Delaware Park Casino patrons robbed in parking lot by Maryland men

Jordan (left) and Ross were arrested on New Year's Eve. Credit: Delaware State Police
Jordan (left) and Ross were arrested on New Year’s Eve. Credit: Delaware State Police

Two Maryland men robbed an elderly man and a middle-aged woman at the Wilmington, Del. casino on New Year’s Eve, Delaware State Police said.

The two Elkton, Md. men – Tyree S. Jordan, 27, and Anthony L. Ross, 23 – were charged with robbing a 75-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman inside a parking lot at Delaware Park Casino, state police said.

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday the two patrons were walking through the parking lot when they were approached by a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled down over his face. He aggressively snatched the woman’s purse off her shoulder and ran into a waiting Chrysler Sebring with the accomplice in the driver’s seat, state police said.

As the attacker entered the car, the 75-year-old man tried to retrieve the purse. As he reached for the item, the attacker slammed the elderly man’s hand in the car door. The two then fled the scene.

The 75-year-old man was able to get the license plate number off of the car, and with that information Police found the house registered to the car, at the 300 block of West Chestnut Hill Road in Newark, and arrested the two men. A sawed-off shotgun was later found in the Sebring’s trunk.

The woman was not injured, and the man only suffered minor injuries.

Jordan was charged with possession of a firearm previously convicted of a violent felony. He was sent to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of posting $68,000 bail.

Both were charged with first and second degree degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, possessing a destructive weapon, and second degree of conspiracy.

Ross was also taken to Young Correctional, but in lieu of posting a $67,000 bail.

____________________

Follow Tommy Rowan on Twitter: @tommyrowan

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Twitter: @metrophilly

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Facebook: Metro Philadelphia



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.