Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Dollar Store Robbery

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Bear, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Bear area dollar store that occurred last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 9:41 p.m. last night, Monday, August 22, 2016, as two male suspects entered the Dollar Tree located at 660 Eden Circle, Bear. One of the suspects confronted a female employee of the store and demanded money from the cash register as the second suspect acted as a lookout. The female employee fled to the rear of the store however. The suspects proceeded to remove the drawer from the cash register which contained an undisclosed amount of money. They then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries. A weapon was not displayed or implied.

One suspect was described as a black male. He had a thin build and was last seen wearing a black long sleeved t-shirt, black jeans, and had a mask covering his face. The second suspect was also a black male. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and also has a mask covering his face. There was no further physical or clothing description available. There are no video surveillance photos available to be released at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 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.”

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Released: 082316 1300

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