Date Posted: Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Blades- The Delaware State Police have arrested two women in connection with a robbery after they sprayed the victim in the eyes with a chemical and took his wallet.

The incident occurred on July 27, 2019 at approximately 11:52 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 8000 block of Concord Road, Blades for a report of a robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 50-year-old male resident who advised that two females had responded to his residence demanding money.  The victim advised he knew the one female,  30-year-old Nicole B. Griffith of Laurel, as she has continued to ask him for money, claiming to be the mother of one of his children.  Griffith and the other female, later identified as 24-year-old Jamie E. Hawkins of Seaford, proceeded to spray the victim in the eyes with a chemical, causing his eyes to burn and swell.  The two suspects then struck the victim when one of the females reached into his pockets and removed his wallet.  The females were able to flee the area with the wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated and cleared on scene by medical personnel.

On August 1, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Griffith and Hawkins were taken into custody at the Sunrise Motel located at 22512 Sussex Highway, Seaford, without incident.  They were transported back to Troop 5 where they were charged with the following:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Theft
  • Offensive Touching
  • Criminal Trespass

Griffith and Hawkins were arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and both committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $63,150.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released:080219 0928

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