Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Subject Selling Phones

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a 22 year old man as he attempted to sell iPhones in a New Castle area parking lot.

The incident occurred on Friday, September 16, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., as a 22 year old male victim met with three men, who had agreed to purchase four iPhones from him, in the parking lot of the Bowlerama, located at 3031 New Castle Avenue, New Castle. After the three men arrived in the parking lot of the Bowlerama in a black unknown make and model SUV, the victim entered the rear seat of the vehicle. The operator of the SUV then exited the parking lot and drove to 6th Street in New Castle, which is located a short distance away. It was at this point that one of the three males produced an unknown make and model handgun and demanded the iPhones and the victim’s wallet. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over four Iphones as well as his wallet to him. He then exited the vehicle which fled in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspects were all identified as black males. The first was 6’00” tall and weighed 170-175 lbs. The second was 5’09”-5’10” tall, weighed 160-165 lbs., and was last seen wearing a white tank top style t-shirt. He was also armed with an unknown make and model handgun. The third suspect was 6’00” tall, weighed 230-240 lbs., and was last seen wearing a red striped shirt. 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, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 091916 1253


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