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From: Whitmarsh Jeffrey C (DSP)
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 12:58 PM
Subject: Updated DSP News Release: Sunday, July 26, 2009 - Robbery Investigation in Rehoboth Nets Two Suspects

State of Delaware
Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Superintendent Robert M. Coupe

Contact: Cpl/1 Jeff Whitmarsh - Public Information Office

Updated DSP News Release: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Robbery Investigation in Rehoboth Nets Two Suspects

Rehoboth- The bail for Jamal Duncan was $48,000.00 cash only and he was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute.

DSP News Release: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Robbery Investigation in Rehoboth Nets Two Suspects

Location of Incident: Route 1 and Route 273 in Rehoboth, Delaware, Sussex County

Date of Occurrence: Saturday, July 25, 2009, at approximately 1:00 a.m.

Sean-Dre McGee, 15, of Rehoboth, Delaware
Jamal Duncan, 20, of Estate Drive in Rehoboth, Delaware

Resume: At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, two Russian females, who are working in Rehoboth for the summer, were walking home along Route 1. They were confronted by two masked males suspects- Sean-Dre McGee and Jamal Duncan.

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and they both demanded cash. Because of a language barrier, the suspects became frustrated and forciably took a purse from one of the females. The suspects then fled the scene on foot to a nearby gas station where their get-away car, a Ford Taurus, was parked.

The suspects fled northbound on Route 1, however, their car became disabled in the center median. A Trooper on route patrol, who was unaware of the robbery, stopped to help. He rendered aid and took note to the suspects’ names. He then cleared the scene and went back on patrol.

A short time later, this very same Trooper learned of the robbery and the suspects’ descriptions. He contacted back-up and responded to Sean-Dre’s residence. Here, the officer spoke with the suspect and his guardian. Through this contact with McGee, he was able to successfully link him to the crime.

Next, patrol officers and detectives responded to the home of Jamal Duncan. When they arrived on the scene, they knocked on the door several times announcing themselves. Duncan refused to come out. After about an hour, officers made entry into the home where they took Duncan into custody without further incident.

Both of the suspects were transported back to Troop 7 for processing.

Sean-Dre McGee was formally charged with Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy (all felony charges). He was committed to the Stevenson House in lieu of $34,000.00 secured bond.

Jamal Duncan was charged with the same offenses as McGee and was also charged with Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor).

Bail information for Duncan is not available.

Jamal Duncan

A mug shot is not available for Sean-Dre McGee.