Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery-Newark

Dollar General Salem Square

Newark (19713) – Delaware State Police detectives are investigating the armed robbery of a Dollar General store that took place last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:49 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Dollar General, located at 20 Salem Village Square, Newark, when two masked suspects, brandishing handguns, entered the business just prior to the scheduled closing time of 10:00 pm. The suspects confronted a female employee on the sales floor, directed her to the sales counter, and then ordered her to open the cash register. The employee complied with the demand and opened the register, at which time one of the suspects removed an undisclosed amount of cash. After obtaining the money both suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 5’5”-5’9” tall, 120-140 lbs., wearing all dark clothing, to include a covering over his face and armed with an unknown make and model handgun.

Suspect #2 was described as a black male 5’4’-5’5” tall, 120-140 lbs., also wearing all dark clothing and a covering over his face.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Detective A. Tenebruso of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8435.

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 Michael Austin

Released: 041118 1445

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