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Sussex Countian
  • Georgetown men arrested for an attempted robbery at knifepoint

  • Two Georgetown men were arrested Jan. 14 after they allegedly tried to rob a man who was pumping gas at the Royal Farms on U.S. Route 113.
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  • Two Georgetown men were arrested Jan. 14 after they allegedly tried to rob a man who was pumping gas at the Royal Farms on U.S. Route 113.
    According to the Georgetown Police Department, 31-year-old Timothy Kurak and 25-year-old Kenneth Polite approached the victim, whose car contained three small children, around 1 p.m., pulled a knife on him and attempted to rob him. Police said Kurak and Polite then fled the parking lot in a southerly direction, without any money. Police located the men behind Fellowship Health Resources, which is about a quarter mile south of Royal Farms. Police also found a knife on the ground near the area where Kurak and Polite were located. The two were taken back to Royal Farms and were positively identified by the victim, as well as witnesses on the scene.
    Kurak and Polite were charged with attempted robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. Both were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of bond.

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