Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery- Claymont

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

Claymont – Delaware State Police are currently investigating an attempted armed robbery which occurred in the parking lot of a Claymont area Burger King early this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 1:40 a.m. this morning, Friday, January 13, 2017, as two male employees were standing in the parking lot of the Burger King Restaurant located at 2911 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. It was at this time that the employees were approached by a male suspect who displayed an unknown make and model handgun and pointed it at them. One of the victims immediately fled from the parking lot. The suspect then demanded money from the second victim. The victim, however, did not have any money. The suspect then fled from the parking lot in an eastbound direction and was last seen entering into the passenger seat of a dark colored unknown make and model passenger car which was being operated by a second unknown subject. The vehicle then fled on Philadelphia Pike.

The armed suspect was described as a black male. He was 35-40 years of age, 5’09”-6’00” tall, weighed 170-200 lbs., and was last seen wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

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: 011317 0910


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