Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery – New Castle

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

New Castle – 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 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 24, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Shell gas station located at 299 Christiana Road. 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 toward the rear of the business. The clerk was uninjured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, 5’10”-6’00” tall, 150-180 lbs., last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and pants, and a mask over his face (No further physical or clothing description available).  No weapon was displayed.

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 Troop 2 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 www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 122516 0940

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