Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate New Castle Area Robbery

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

New Castle (19720) – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of an area food mart that occurred last night.

The investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 9:18 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Shell Food Mart located at 299 Christiana Road, New Castle. The suspect then approached the sales counter where he confronted a male employee and implied that he was armed with a weapon. The suspect ordered the employee away from the cash register and then proceeded to remove an undisclosed amount of money from the register. He then exited the business and was last seen fleeing on foot in a westbound direction. The clerk was not injured and a weapon was never displayed.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 25 years of age, 5’11”-6’00” tall, weighed 160-175 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black jacket, brown hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jeans, black shoes, and had a mask partially covering his face.

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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