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Posted on: October 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Robbery Arrest

S. Nichols


October 18, 2017 – On 10/18/17 at approximately 6:30am the Newark Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of Madison Drive, Newark, DE and arrested Scott Nichols for a knife point robbery that occurred on 9/22/17 in the parking lot of Sunoco, 287 S. Main Street. Detectives were able to identify Nichols after reviewing surveillance camera footage from several local businesses. Additional evidence linking Nichols to the robbery was recovered during the search warrant.

Nichols was video arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given $25,000 secured bond. He was later committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution.

Defendant (photo attached):

Nichols, Scott B.

29 years old

Newark, DE 19711


Robbery 1st Degree

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Aggravated Menacing


Previously Released:

September 25, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating a late reported robbery that occurred on 9/22/2017 at approximately 6:00pm at Sunoco, 287 S. Main Street. On 9/23/17 the victim, a 32 year old female from Newark, reported that she was seated in her parked vehicle at Sunoco when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect reportedly displayed a knife and demanded money from the victim. The suspect then reached into her vehicle and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled on foot onto Murray road.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5’7’’ – 5’8’’, average build, short hair, wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt with blue cargo shorts.

There is no surveillance footage available for release at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Taras Gerasimov at 302-366-7100 ext. 3474 or


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