Victim robbed in parking lot of Harvest Diner

Two Georgetown residents have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery.

On Tuesday, April 17, police were called to the area of the Harvest Diner, on Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown, to investigate a robbery involving a firearm. The victim met a female acquaintance in the parking lot to pick up food and the acquaintance entered the vehicle, but the victim was then approached by a male armed with a handgun. He ordered the victim out of the car and onto the ground, removed money and other items before fleeing on foot towards the adjacent McDonald's. The female acquaintance also fled the scene during the robbery.

Police were able to determine the identity of the female passenger in the victim’s vehicle at the time of the robbery as 23-year-old Tyazsha Sturgis and contacted her at her residence in Georgetown. Inside the residence, they located a male that matched the suspect description provided by the victim, 24-year-old Terrance Cook, also of Georgetown. Additional evidence was collected at the residence that linked both parties to the robbery.

With assistance from a Delaware Department of Natural Resources Police K9, the Georgetown Police Department recovered the weapon suspected to have been used in the crime. K9 “Rosco” and his partner successfully located a handgun in close proximity to the location of the robbery.

Sturgis was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and providing a false statement. She was committed to Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $102,000 secured bond.

Cook was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $101,000 secured bond.