Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Attempted Robbery of Gas Station

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the attempted armed robbery of a New Castle area BP gas station that occurred early last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 7:22 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, as a male suspect entered the BP station located at 601 North DuPont Highway, New Castle. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model knife, confronted a male employee of the business and a customer then demanded money from the cash register. The employee retrieved a baseball bat and swung it toward the suspect. The suspect did not take anything from the store and fled in a south direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male. Approximately 5’05”-5’08” tall, weighed 130-140 lbs., with his face covered. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 072816 1451

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