Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Pet Store Robbery-Newark

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

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Newark area Pet Store that occurred last evening.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 7:49 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Pet Valu, pet store located at 604 Plaza Drive in the Four Seasons Plaza, Newark. The suspect approached a male employee and presented him with a demand note for cash. The suspect implied he had a weapon however, a weapon was never displayed. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then ran out of the store in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, 15-16 years of age. He was 5’05”-5’06” tall, and was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with his face partially covered with dark colored pants.

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.”

Released: 100516 1651


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