Pair Arrested Following Prescription Drug Robbery

by Dave on August 18, 2010

From the DSP:

Tuesday afternoon August 17, 2010 Delaware State Police investigated a robbery complaint at the entrance to Pot Nets Creekside Millsboro, Delaware.

The robbery is reported to have occurred around 2:00 p.m. near the mailboxes at the entrance to the development. The 34 year old victim was obtaining mail and had just returned to his car when approached by the suspects. The suspects were driving a brown station wagon and a white vehicle they used to block the victim’s vehicle and exit.

The first suspect Eric A. Lemiska-30 of Millsboro displayed a switchblade toward the victim and demanded he hand over an Oxycodone prescription. Lemiska then placed his hand around the victim’s neck allegedly strangling him and at the same time attempted to stab the victim. The second suspect Joseph C. Brett-35 of Lewes assisted in the robbery by holding the victim’s legs.

The victim starting to loose consciousness threw the prescription pill bottle at Lemiska. Lemiska and Brett recovered the pill bottle and fled the crime scene. Lemiska was seen fleeing in a brown station wagon and Brett in a white vehicle.

The victim was familiar with the suspects and provided additional information to investigators. State Troopers responded to Lemiska’s residence and apprehended both suspects. State Police additionally recovered a switchblade on the front seat of Lemiska’s vehicle alleged to have been used during the robbery.

The victim received a cut on his left hand from this incident. The victim did not require medical assistance.

Lemiska and Brett were charged with Robbery First degree, Conspiracy and additional weapons offenses. Lemiska and Brett were remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute each on $55,500 secured bond.

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