Man from Bear charged after smash and grab business burglary spree

Brandon Wolski

Delaware State Police chargedBrandon Wolski, 32, of Bear, with multiple offenses stemming from an overnight burglary spree that occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday.

At 1:46 a.m., on Wednesday, troopers responded to an alarm activation at the Helzberg Diamonds jewelry store at 5600 Concord Pike. Upon arrival they discovered that a window to the business had been smashed out and that multiple display cases inside the business were broken. A representative from the business confirmed that a large quantity of merchandise had been taken.

Over the course of the next few hours troopers were dispatched to five additional businesses in which windows had been smashed out.

In two incidents, entry was successfully made and property was taken and in the three others, damage was reported, but no one entered the business.

In addition to the burglaries, troopers also investigated a criminal mischief incident in which the windows of a parked vehicle were smashed out with a baseball bat. The initial investigation was able to determine that the incident was associated to the burglaries.

Detectives determinedthat a late model Kia Sorrento was linked to the break-ins with the registration of the vehicle linked to Wolski.

On Friday, July 5 detectives located Wolski and the Kia at his residence in Bear. He was arrested without incident

Locations of Incidents other than Helzberg:

  • Tobacco Village 4011 Concord Pike
  • Famous Jacks Tavern 3100 Naaman’s Rd.
  • Concord Liquors 4103 Concord Pike (attempt only)
  • Jewelry Exchange 4021 Kennett Pike (attempt only)
  • I-Spa Nails 4013 Concord Pike (attempt only)
  • Kinetic Skateboards 3906 Concord Pike (location of damaged vehicle)

Wolski was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $31,000.00 secured bail.

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