Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Robbery of Pedestrian west of Georgetown

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Georgetown – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery of a pedestrian as she walked along Seashore Highway (SR404) early Thursday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred Thursday September 8, 2016 at approximately 12:00 a.m., as a 21-year old female pedestrian was walking westbound on the shoulder of SR404 after leaving her place of employment in Georgetown.  The female observed a newer model sports car pass her and then make a U-turn before pulling up behind her and parking along the shoulder.  Four male subjects exited the vehicle and confronted the female victim, threatening to harm her with a gun, although no weapon was ever displayed.  One of the suspects then pushed her and removed her purse before the four re-entered the car and drove south on Gravelly Branch Road.  The victim was uninjured in the incident.

The suspects where all described as white males (No further physical or clothing description available) and were in a newer model sports car with a rear spoiler (no further description).

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 4 Major Crimes at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 090916 0945

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