Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery – New Castle

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

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a New Castle area Shell gas station that occurred last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 9:03 p.m., Sunday, December 11, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Shell gas station/foot mart located at 299 Christiana Road, New Castle. The suspect confronted a male employee who was standing behind the sales counter. He then demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to him. The suspect then exited the business and fled westbound. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 5’10”-6’00” tall, weighed 160-200 lbs., and was last seen wearing dark clothing and had a mask covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveillance footage is available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery unit 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: 121216 2121


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