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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Grocery Store Robbery

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016


Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale 

Bear, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Bear area grocery store that occurred early last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Food Lion, located at 1607 Pulaski Highway, Bear. The suspect entered into a checkout lane of the store where he then produced an unknown make and model handgun and confronted a female cashier. He then demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register before exiting the store and fleeing in an eastbound direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as an unknown race male. He was 5’08”-6’00” tall, weighed 175-200 lbs., and was last seen wearing a long sleeved black t-shirt, black pants, brown boots, and a full motorcycle helmet. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 070516 1950



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