Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Tractor Trailer Driver

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

Newark- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a tractor-trailer driver which occurred yesterday evening in Newark.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at approximately 6:52 p.m., as a 31-year-old male was seated inside of his tractor-trailer, which was parked in the southern parking lot of the Delaware House Service Area, located at 530 JFK Memorial Highway. It was then that the driver was approached by a male suspect who brandished an unknown make and model handgun and pointed it at him. The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone. The victim turned his wallet over to the suspect, however, refused to surrender his phone. The suspect then fled on foot and was last seen walking through the parking lot in an eastbound direction. The victim was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male 40-45 years of age. He was 5’08”-5’09” tall, weighed 170-180 lbs., and was last seen wearing dark-colored jean shorts, a green Polo type shirt, black hat, and black shoes. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

No video surveillance 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, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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