Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Newark Gas Station

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Newark (19713) – The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark gas station that took place early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:26 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Exxon gas station located at 263 E. Chestnut Hill Road.  An employee had gone outside to take a break when he was approached from behind by a suspect demanding he open the doors to the business.  The victim complied with the demands, unlocked the business, and realized at this point there were a total of three suspects.  Once inside, the victim, held at gun point, was ordered to open up the cash register.  While the victim opened the cash drawer, one of the suspects removed and undisclosed amount of cash, while a second suspect removed several boxes of blunts and cigarettes.

All three suspects exited the store in an unknown direction.  The store clerk was not injured as a result of this incident.

All three suspects were described as black males, approximately 5’09” to 5’10” tall, wearing hoodies, jeans, and ski masks.  One suspect was armed with a handgun, and a second suspect was armed with a blunt force object.  The third suspect was unarmed.

No surveillance images 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

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: 070618 1632

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