Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Gas Station Robbery

1148 Christiana Road Shell

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

Newark (19713)- Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area gas station that occured early Thursday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 6:52 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Shell gas station located at 1148 Christiana Road, Newark. The suspect approached the sales counter where he then displayed an unknown make and model handgun and confronted a male employee. He then demanded money from the cash regeister. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the store and fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male 30 years of age. He was 5’09” tall, weighed approximately 185 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black baseball cap, and sneakers. There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveilance photos are available at this time.

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: 042217 0600


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