Milford man charged with attempted robbery and stabbing

MILFORD — On Nov. 29 he Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 30-yar-old Milford man stemming from an incident that occurred at a home located in the 800 block of South Walnut St.

According to Det. Dwight Young, Robert D. Wilhelm Jr. was charged with first degree attempted robbery, first degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and second degree conspiracy.

Police officials said, detectives discovered that Mr. Wilhelm went to the residence of the 58-year-old male victim on Sunday evening.

While there, Mr. Wilhelm and an unknown male allegedly demanded money from the victim as they threw him to the floor and began kicking him.

The victim attempted to fight back and refused to provide money to Mr. Wilhelm and the unknown male.

“During the assault, Wilhelm brandished a large knife and stabbed the victim in the torso, neck and face,” Det. Young said.

Both Mr. Wilhelm and the unknown male then fled the residence on foot.

The Milford Police K9 Division was able to track and positively locate Mr. Wilhelm nearby at Mispillion Apartment Complex shortly after the incident.

“The victim was transported to Milford Bayhealth Hospital initially but was later transported and admitted to Christiana Care Hospital. The victim is listed in stable condition, suffering non-life threatening injuries to the face, neck, torso and head,” said Det. Young.

Mr. Wilhelm was arraigned and committed in default of $154,000 secured bond.

This incident remains under investigation, Det. Young added.

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