Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Armed Robbery

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

Wilmington (19808)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Wilmington area shopping center early yesterday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 12:37 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, as a male victim was walking through the parking lot of the Apollo Shopping Center, located at 3615 Kirkwood Highway. It was at this time that the victim was summoned by a male suspect who was standing on the side of the Colortyme Store. As the victim approached, the suspect displayed an unknown make and model gun and demanded money from him. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to him. The suspect then ran through the parking lot and was last seen entering a black unknown make and model  vehicle, which was occupied by two other male subjects. The vehicle then exited the parking lot and fled in a westbound direction on Kirkwood Highway and then northbound on Duncan Road. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male. He was 20-35 years of age, tall, had a large build, and was last seen wearing a light colored shirt. 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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