Delaware State Police

State Police Investigating Robbery of Ellendale Dollar General


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Ellendale, De. – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery of an Ellendale area store that occurred last evening.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 7:43 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017, as a male suspect armed with an unknown type handgun entered the Ellendale Dollar General store, located at 18036 Beach Highway, Ellendale. The suspect approached the store employee and demanded cash. The suspect jumped over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.  The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as male wearing dark clothing with his face covered armed with an unknown make and model handgun.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective M. Doughty at 302-752-3794. 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: 021317 1001


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