Delaware State Police

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Assault Suspect

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

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating an assault incident and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 2:02 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, as a male suspect entered the BP station located at 1 Jay Drive off of West Basin Road in New Castle. The suspect concealed items in his pants pockets while inside the BP station and was then confronted by two store clerks. The suspect became combative and assaulted the clerks. During the incident the suspect kicked and smashed the glass door and fled on foot northbound onto Jay Drive in the direction of the Chelsea Estates neighborhood. The clerks sustained minor injuries and decided to drive themselves to an area hospital.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 25-35 years of age, 6’00” tall and 190-210 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a red Phillies baseball cap, sunglasses, black t-shirt and tan pants.  A front of the t-shirt read “IMMA ALWAYS KEEP IT 100”.  (See attached photos)

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Corporal B. McDerby at 302-365-8533. 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: 112016 1121

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