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  • Two Charged in Connection With Several Wilmington-Area Armed Robberies

  • Gerald Bulat and Kevin Aiken charged with crimes
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  • Troop 2 robbery detectives have arrested two men in connection with several recent armed robberies.
    Robbery detectives determined that Gerald Bulat, 33, of Wilmington, committed four armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery this month.
    The first occurred at the Metro PCS store, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, on May 16 at 4:10 p.m. Bulat entered the store while brandishing a handgun and demanded money from two employees. One employee turned over cash and Bulat fled. Later that evening, at 8:05 p.m. Bulat committed a similar armed robbery at the Shell gas station, 2501 Newport Gap Pike.
    The third incident occurred at the Burger King, 300 south Maryland Avenue, on May 23 at 10:17 p.m. Bulat confronted two employees through a drive-through window, brandishing a handgun and demanding cash. The employees fled into the store and Bulat did not obtain any money.
    On May 27 at 9:36 a.m., Bulat robbed the Library News and Tobacco, 5998 Kirkwood Highway. He entered the store while brandishing a handgun and confronted the 56-year-old male clerk, demanding money and cigarettes. The clerk complied and Bulat fled.
    On April 30 Bulat robbed the Shell gas station at 7441 Lancaster Pike. Bulat pointed a gun at two employees while demanding money. After receiving cash, he fled.
    Robbery detectives determined that Bulat had committed these crimes and that in each robbery, except for the May 23 Burger King attempted robbery, Bulat was driven to and from the scene by Kevin Aiken, 34, of Newark. The pair was apprehended by the Governor's Task Force during the evening of April 30.
    Bulat was charged with four counts of robbery first degree, two counts of attempted robbery first degree, and seventeen related charges. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $351,000 cash bail.
    Aiken was charged with four counts of robbery first degree and thirteen related charges. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $286,000 cash bail.

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