Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Robbery of New Castle 7-11

New Castle – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle 7-11 convenience store that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018, at the 7-11, located at 284 Christiana Road, New Castle.

A white male suspect entered the business and was observed lingering in the area of the sales counter. As the 45 year old male clerk opened the register to complete a transaction for another customer, the suspect approached him behind the counter, pushed him out of the way, and then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. Once obtaining the money, the suspect fled on foot, northbound on Airport Road. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years of age, 5’5”, 200 lbs., wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a dark colored hat. No weapon was displayed or implied.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 013018 1008

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