Rehoboth man arrested for attempted robbery of Millville pharmacy


The Delaware State Police arrested Derrick W. Durst, 25, of Rehoboth Beach, on Tuesday, after he voluntarily turned himself into detectives at Troop 4 at 11:30 a.m. Durst was wanted in connection with an attempted robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy in Millville on Thursday, Feb. 5.

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Troopers responded to the business last Thursday about 2 p.m., after it was reported that a white man had entered the business armed with a knife, gone behind the pharmacy counter and demanded Oxycontin and Percocet pills from four employees. The employees, a 41-year-old Millville woman, 62-year-old Ocean View man, 22-year-old Millville woman and 35-year-old Millville woman, told police they informed the suspect the pills were not readily available.

Police said the suspect then fled the business and was observed getting into the passenger side of a red Mitsubishi 3000GT. An unknown white man was observed operating the vehicle. Police identified Durst as the owner of the vehicle and obtained a photograph of him. A photo line-up consisting of Durst and other persons with similar characteristics were shown to the victims, at which point he was positively identified as the person committing the crime.

After turning himself in to police on Tuesday, Durst was charged with four counts of Attempted Robbery 1st degree and four counts of Conspiracy 2nd degree. He was remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of a $201,000 secured bail.