Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery – Newark

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Newark (19702) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Newark area gas station Thursday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:06 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Valero Shore Stop, located at 796 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, when a suspect confronted an employee at the sales counter and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. The employee complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build, wearing all dark clothing, with a cloth covering a portion of his face.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8471.

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: 060818 1830

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