By Peter Mucha
Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a crook who didn't get away, according to Delaware State Police.
Yesterday, police named Marckia Wilkerson, 26, of Wilmington as the alleged armed robber who wound up being fatally struck by an SUV near Newark, Del., early New Year's Day.
It all began as a stickup in a parking lot.
About 2:20 a.m., a patron of the Social Club at 30 Blue Hen Drive was approached by Wilkerson, who asked for money, according to police.
As the patron took out his wallet, Wilkerson showed a gun and demanded all of the victim's money, police said.
The victim complied, then ran, and Wilkerson fired several shots, police said.
Wilkerson then got in a car with a female driver and a male passenger, and they drove toward I-95.
Meanwhile, the robbery victim had decided to chase after them.
When the car with Wilkinson hit a curb, a tire blew.
The three fled on foot into tall grass on the side of I-95, police said.
The victim stopped and searched a bit, then drove off to call police.
That's when Wilkerson and company apparently decided to cross I-95.
He made it across the northbound lanes, but was struck by a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe in the southbound lanes.
Wilkerson was pronounced dead at the scene.