Man Linked to 4 Convenience Store Robberies

Jarrett-L.-McKinstry
Delaware State Police

An 18-year-old Wilmington man arrested in a Newport-area convenience store robbery has been linked to three additional robberies in a span of a week.

State police say Jarrett McKinstry was armed with a handgun Thursday night when he demanded money from a clerk at the Country Farms store in the 2000 block of West Newport Pike.

While fleeing the scene, police say McKinstry was struck by a vehicle. He was arrested after police were called to Christiana Hospital on Friday.

Police then linked him to convenience-store robberies on Sept. 23, Sept. 25 and Sept. 27.

In those heists, an armed man demanded cash and cigarettes while a second person acted as a lookout.


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