Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Bear Area Wawa

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Bear – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Bear area Wawa that occurred early this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Wawa located at 1100 Pulaski Highway.  The suspect confronted a male employee who was standing behind the sales counter and asked for a carton of cigarettes.  Before making a monetary transaction, the suspect demanded money from the cash register and displayed an unknown type handgun.  The employee was unable to turn over the cash and the suspect reached over the counter and forcefully removed the cigarettes from the clerk’s hands before exiting the business and fleeing toward the rear of the business. The clerk was uninjured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, 20-25 years of age, 5’05”-5’07” tall, 160-180 lbs., last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark pants, and a dark colored baseball hat (No further physical or clothing description available).  An unknown type handgun 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: 011417 1445

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