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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Investigate Robbery of Newark Area Gas Station

Date Posted: Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred Friday evening.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Friday, August 5, 2016 at approximately 9:15 p.m., as a male suspect entered the Valero Shore Stop located at 796 North Old Baltimore Pike. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, confronted a male employee of the business and demanded money and cigarettes. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes to him. The suspect then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured.

The suspect was described as a white male, 6’00”-6’01” tall, weighed 150-200lbs., and was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, and had a bandana covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available. Armed with an unknown type of handgun.  No video surveillance photos are available 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.”

Released: 080716 0735



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