Four men arrested and charged with robbery of Brookhaven Walgreens
MEDIA, Pa -- Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and Brookhaven Borough Acting Police Chief Gregory Martin announced the arrest of Lorenzo Ross, Derrick Ross, Jonathan E. Jones, and Derek L. Stevens, in connection with the robbery of Walgreens located at 4098 Edgmont Avenue in Brookhaven, Delaware County, in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019.
On June 6, 2019, Lorenzo Ross, 25, of the 1900 block of Randolph Street, Washington, DC, Derrick Ross, 35, of the 8800 block of Mansion View, Vienna, Virginia, Jonathan E. Jones, 24, of the 5700 block of 5th Street NE in Washington, DC, and Derek L. Stevens, 19, of the 800 block of Oglethorpe Street NE in Washington, DC, were arrested and charged with robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit the same. The investigation was conducted by Detective Timothy Habich of the Brookhaven Borough Police Department, and Detective Vincent Ficchi of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
On June 6, 2019, at approximately 4:24 a.m., the Brookhaven Borough Police Department was dispatched to the Walgreens Pharmacy, located at 4098 Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven, Delaware County, PA, for a report of a robbery in progress. Upon arrival and entry into the business, officers observed several males, later identified as Lorenzo Ross, Derrick Ross, Jonathan E. Jones, and Derek L. Stevens, running in the store. When officers ordered the subjects to get on the ground, the four males fled to the rear of the store with officers in pursuit. As Jones fled to the rear of the store, he grabbed an employee and turned towards one of the officers. Believing the witness was in imminent danger, the officer shot Jones in the arm. Jones, along with Lorenzo Ross, Derrick Ross, and Stevens, continued to attempt to flee from the business but were ultimately taken into custody by patrol officers.
Through the course of police investigation, witness testimony, and video surveillance footage within the store, it was determined that in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019, Lorenzo Ross, Derrick Ross, Jonathan E. Jones, and Derek L. Stevens, entered the Walgreens with their faces fully and/or partially covered. Upon entry into the business, Lorenzo and Derrick Ross, along with Jones, immediately proceeded to the pharmacy area of the store, where they jumped over the counter, forcing an employee to open the safe where the narcotics were stored. After seizing the drugs, Lorenzo and Derrick Ross, along with Jones jumped back over the counter and attempted to flee. While these three subjects were in the pharmacy area of the store, Stevens proceeded to the front of the store, where he jumped over the counter, and after being unable to open the two registers, Stevens ordered an employee to open them. Stevens removed the money from the registers and forced two witnesses to the rear of the store. At this point, police arrived on the scene.
“As a result of surveillance video, brave witnesses, and excellent police-work, law enforcement was able to swiftly apprehend these dangerous defendants, who will now face the consequences of their actions for boldly and brazenly robbing the pharmacy, placing employees and customers in fear for their lives. I would like to commend the exceptional investigative work of Brookhaven Borough Police Detective Habich and CID Detective Ficchi, and the many local police departments who assisted Brookhaven Police in the initial response and apprehension of these criminals,” said District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.