Troopers Arrest New York Man for Burglary and Related Charges- Wilmington

by Pat Haley

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested 31-year-old Nicolas Rojas (no photograph available) of New York on burglary and related charges following an incident early Sunday morning.

On May 23, 2021 at approximately 12:23 a.m., troopers were dispatched to Verizon Wireless located at 4407 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803, for a burglary in progress. The alarm company advised there were two suspects inside of the business stealing items. Troopers arrived on scene and surrounded the building. One suspect exited the rear door to the business when he observed troopers waiting outside. The suspect dropped the stolen merchandise and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect, later identified as Nicolas Rojas was taken into custody without further incident. The second suspect fled the area on foot and was not apprehended.

Investigation determined the suspects first made forced entry into a neighboring vacant business of the Verizon store by breaking a glass window. The suspects forced their way into a second business, Warhammer by creating a hole in an interior wall where they removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.  The two then breached another interior wall to access the Verizon store. 

Rojas was transported to Troop 1 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Burglary 3rd Degree (Felony)- 2 Counts
  • Possession of Burglar Tools (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief Over $5000 (Felony)
  • Theft $1500 or Greater (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief

Rojas was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $16,000 secured bond.

The second suspect was described as a white male, slightly large build wearing jeans, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat and black mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Ripple with Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8388.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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