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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Ellendale Dollar General

Date Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier

Ellendale Dollar Gen Susp 

Ellendale, DE – Troopers are investigating a robbery of the Ellendale Dollar General store that occurred late Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday July 13, 2016, when a male suspect entered the Dollar General store, located at 18036 Beach Highway, armed with an unknown type handgun. He approached two male employees as they were closing the business, forcing them back inside, and demanded cash.  The clerks complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of currency.  The subject then fled the business in an unknown direction.  The employees were uninjured in this incident.

The suspect was described as a male, 5’10”-6’02” tall, average build, wearing all dark colored clothing with a mask over his face (No further physical or clothing description available). Armed with an unknown type handgun.

Surveillance photo attached.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. 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.”

Released: 071416 1055



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