Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Cell Phone Store Robbery – New Castle


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

New Castle (19720) – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a New Castle area cellular phone store that occurred yesterday evening.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 6:58 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Metro PCS store located at 287 Christiana Road, New Castle. The suspect then approached the sales counter where he confronted a male employee of the store and ordered him to the floor. The suspect, who implied that he was armed but did not display a weapon, then proceeded to remove an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. The suspect then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 5’09”-6’01” tall, weighed approximately 190 lbs., and was last seen wearing all dark clothing, a black hat, and had a scarf covering part of his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

No video surveillance photos are available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 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: 122916 1905


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