Five people – including three Milford residents – were arrested in Georgetown early Sunday morning after robbing two men at a Lewes-area motel, according to police.
The robbery occurred in a room at the Anchorage Motel in the 18000 block of Coastal Highway about 12:30 a.m., Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said.
The two male victims – ages 19 and 20 – were inside the rented room with three teenage girls, who police say planned the robbery, when Milford residents Derrick J. Legree, 25, and Antonio Peay, 17, reportedly barged in, ordered the two men to floor and demanded money at gunpoint.
The 20-year-old victim managed to flee the motel room on foot, while the 19-year-old escaped by jumping through a glass bathroom window, Shavack said.
Legree, Peay and the three girls – 19-year-old Milford resident Alycia M. Peay, 15-year-old Millsboro Skyy Waters and 15-year-old Millsboro resident Chazna B. Halliday – then stole the victim’s backpacks, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, before fleeing in a silver PT Crusier, he said.
At about 1 a.m., an officer with the Georgetown Police Department stopped a PT Cruiser matching the description of the robbers’ vehicle and arrested all five occupants after finding evidence linking them to the motel robbery, Shavack said.
Legree, Peay and the three girls each are charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, home invasion, assault and conspiracy. Legree also is charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited.
Legree, Anontio Peay and Alycia Peay are being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on an undisclosed cash bond.
Waters and Halliday were committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford on undisclosed cash bonds.
Shavack said the 19-year-old victim was taken to an unidentified hospital where he was treated for lacerations he suffered while jumping through the glass window.