A 45-year-old Smyrna man was arrested after allegedly robbing The Family Dollar Store and Valero in Middletown on March 24.  


   A 45-year-old Smyrna man was arrested after allegedly robbing The Family Dollar Store and Valero in Middletown on March 24.  

   At approximately 6:54 p.m., Middletown Police responded to The Family Dollar at 301 North Broad St. for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Officers talked to a 54-year-old clerk and 44-year-old employee who said that an unknown light-skinned black male, bald, approximately 40 years old, wearing a black jacket, gray pants and white shoes, fled from the store with a part of a cash register. The cash register was valued at $238.

   While conducting a canvas of the area, officers were alerted to a second robbery which had just occurred at the Valero at East Main St., and the description of the suspect was the same as the earlier robbery. The suspect fled with an unknown amount of money. During the robberies, the suspect physically assaulted the clerks and in the Family Dollar robbery, the suspect said he had a gun.

   A K-9 track was conducted, which led officers from the Family Dollar Store to the Valero. Along the way, officers located the piece of the cash register that was taken from the Family Dollar. The K-9 track was was continued from the Valero, but ended in the area of North Cox Street and East Lake Street.

   While conducting a canvas of the area, assisting officers from New Castle County Police Department observed a suspect matching the description given in the area of North Catherine Street and East Lake Street.

   The suspect was identified as Angelo Lloyd, of the 5200 block of Wheatley Pond Road. Police said Lloyd was positively identified as the suspect who committed both robberies. Both victims sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

   Lloyd was charged with two counts of first degree robbery and two counts of second degree robbery. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility after failing to post $64,000 cash bail.