Police stopped an armed robbery Thursday at 7-11, 298 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, before it occurred.
John J. Alley, 32, of Wilmington, and Shaquil G. Mason, 20, of Coatesville, Pa. was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy in the second degree. Mason's additional charge includes wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.
Investigators say they received a call from a citizen stating that Alley and Mason were looking suspicious outside the 7-11. Police say when he arrived he saw the two suspects walking towards the store's entrance. After a brief chase, both suspects were taken into custody.