Detectives Arrest Newark Woman for Royal Farms Robbery

Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Nichelle-Asi Hanna of Newark, Delaware, for a robbery that occurred earlier this week in Newark.

On December 10, 2023, at approximately 6:15 a.m., troopers responded to a report of a robbery at the Royal Farms located at 457 Stanton Christiana Road in Newark. Upon arriving, troopers discovered an unknown black male suspect entered the Royal Farms and walked behind the front counter to the registers. A Royal Farms employee approached the suspect and informed him he couldn’t be behind the counters at which point the suspect displayed a knife and demanded the employee open multiple cash registers and the lottery machine. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Through investigative means, Troop 2 Robbery Detectives discovered the unknown black male suspect conspired to commit the robbery with a recently terminated Royal Farms employee, identified as Nichelle-Asi Hanna. On December 13, 2023, detectives located and arrested Hanna without incident.

Hanna was taken to Troop 2, where she was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)

Hanna was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $22,000 cash bond.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this incident as they attempt to identify the unknown black male suspect. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Dempsey by calling (302) 365-8472. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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