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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Robbery of New Castle Pharmacy

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale 

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a New Castle area pharmacy that occurred late yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened on Monday, August 8, 2016, at approximately 11:55 a.m., as a male suspect entered the Walgreens, located at 1500 Beaverbrook Plaza, New Castle. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, approached the sales counter, confronted a female employee, and demanded money from the cash registers. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the store and fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male. He is 5’06” tall, weighs 150-160 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black long sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers, and had a mask partially covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available at this time. There are no video surveillance photos 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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