WILMINGTON ROBBERY SUSPECT SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS On Thursday, November 8, Kori Thomas, 30, of Wilmington was sentenced to 28 years in prison as a result of his guilty plea to numerous armed robberies in Wilmington. In April, 2018, Thomas pled guilty to several armed robberies occurring in New Castle County, between April and May, 2017. Five of those armed robberies occurred in the City of Wilmington. In 2017 Wilmington Police identified a possible robbery trend which was occurring in both Delaware State Police and New Castle County Police jurisdictions. Through a coordinated effort with Delaware State Police and New Castle County Police, detectives were able to identify Thomas as the suspect. Wilmington Police executed numerous search warrants leading to arrest warrants being obtain for the robberies. Wilmington Police requested assistance from our local and federal partners, which led to Thomas being located and arrested in New Jersey. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy stated shortly after the sentencing, "This is an example of the continued effort by law enforcement and prosecutors to take these violent offenders off the street. Each and everyday our officers continue to strive to provide a safer community for the citizens of this great city. We thank our local law enforcement partners, state prosecutors and federal partners for their constant support in this effort."