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Tips lead to arrest of two men in auction burglary

August 8, 2014
SOURCE DELAWARE STATE POLICE

Delaware State Police, with the help of numerous anonymous tips, have arrested two men they say broke into Wilson's Auction and stole about $4,000 in cash and jewelry from a safe on Aug. 4.

After surveillance footage of the men was released, Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police said a caller told police they spotted one of the men at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 outside Harrington Raceway and Casino.

Christopher J. Carter, 22, of Milford fled on foot when a trooper arrived at the casino; he was caught nearby, and police found eight small bags of heroin on him, Fournier said.

Police charged him with third-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, theft over $1,500, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and drug charges. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $19,000 secured bond.

On Aug. 8, police found Christopher Willey, 22, of Lincoln at 9:20 a.m. at the Red Mill Inn on Coastal Highway in Lewes.

Police charged Willey with third-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, theft over $1,500 and second-degree conspiracy. Willey's bond information was not available.

Fournier said a fully loaded .357 revolver removed from the safe remains missing.