Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery – New Castle

7-11 Christiana Rd.

New Castle (19720) – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a New Castle area 7-11 store, that took place early Friday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 at the 7-11 convenience store, located at 284 Christiana Rd., New Castle, when a suspect armed with a handgun confronted an employee at the sales counter and demanded cigarettes and money. The employee complied with the demand by turning over multiple packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then exited the store and was last seen fleeing on foot westbound towards Airport Rd. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, 19-24 years of age, 6’0”-6’1”, 150-170 lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a black cloth covering the lower portion of his face and in possession of a black, unknown make and model handgun.

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 Michael Austin

Released: 080618 2340

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