Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery

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

Newark (19713)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at approximately 4:20 a.m., as a male suspect entered the Shell gas station located at 1148 Christiana Road. The suspect implied that he was armed with an unknown make and model handgun and approached the sales counter. He then demanded that the female sales clerk provide him with money from the cash register and cigarettes. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes to him. He then exited the store and was last seen entering the driver’s seat of an unknown make and model SUV type vehicle which then fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 40-50 years of age, 5’11”-6’00” tall, weighed 225-250 lbs., and had brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red or orange shirt, blue jeans, a black zip up hooded jacket, black hat, and sneakers.

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: 021917 0755


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