Delaware State Police

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect-Lewes

Lewes–  The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a motel that occurred Saturday evening, and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the above pictured suspect who is wanted in connection.

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 10:26 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the Red Mill Inn located at 16218 Coastal Highway for a reported robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with an employee who indicated that he was in the rear storage area located behind the front office when he was confronted by a subject.  The suspect displayed a handgun and a physical struggle ensued in which the victim was stuck with a blunt force object.  The Suspect then held the victim at gunpoint and ordered him to retrieve money from the cash register.  The victim complied with the demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the scene.  The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the time.

The suspect was described as black male, approximately 5’09”-5’10” tall, 160-180 lbs., wearing all dark colored clothing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit, Detective R. Truitt at 302-752-3813.  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: 041218 1518

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