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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Pharmacy Robbery

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area pharmacy that occurred last night.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at approximately 9:42 p.m., as a male suspect entered the Walgreens located at 4114 Ogletown Road, Newark. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, approached the sales counter and confronted four employees. He then demanded money from the cash registers. The victims complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to him. The suspect then exited the pharmacy and was last seen fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male. He was 5’05”-5’06” tall, weighed 130-140 lbs., and was last seen wearing a long sleeved black shirt, light colored pants, dark sneakers, and had a shirt covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveillance photos are available to be released at this time.

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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