Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Pharmacy Robbery

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

Wilmington (19809)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Wilmington area pharmacy that occurred yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 7:26 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2017, as a male suspect approached a male employee of the Walgreens Pharmacy, located at 1508 Philadelphia Pike, as the employee was opening the business for the day. The suspect displayed an unknown make and model handgun and demanded money from the business. The victim employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the store and was last seen fleeing toward the rear of the business. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 20-40 years of age, 5’08”-6’00” tall, weighed 170-180 lbs., and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, 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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Released: 011817 0935


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