Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery – Wilmington

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

Wilmington (19810)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Wilmington area Exxon station that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Monday, January 9, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Exxon gas station located at 1801 Foulk Road. The suspect approached the sales counter and provided the male clerk with a demand note for money. The suspect also implied that he was armed, although a weapon was not displayed. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to him. The suspect then exited the store and was last seen fleeing on Foulk Road in a small unknown make and model vehicle. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 6’00”-6’02” tall, weighed approximately 160 lbs., and was last seen wearing light-colored pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. He also had a mask partially covering 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.”

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Released: 011017 1145


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