Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Robbery Attempt-Wilmington

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Wilmington (19803)- Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Wilmington man that occurred yesterday in a grocery store parking lot.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 6, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Acme, located at 1901 Concord Pike for a report of an attempted robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with an 80-year-old victim who advised he had just walked out of the Acme and over to his vehicle, when he was approached by a subject asking for a helping hand.  The victim informed the subject that he did not have any money.  The suspect then proceeded to grab the victim’s pocket in an attempt to take his wallet.  The victim was able to pull away from the suspect, who then took off running without obtaining any personal belongings.  The victim was not harmed as a result of this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 25-35 years of age, 5’07”-5’09” tall, 130-140 pounds, thin build, with brown hair, wearing a long-sleeve dark colored shirt, jeans, and dark colored boots.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please 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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 040718 0930

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