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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Attempted Robbery of Bear Pharmacy

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Bear, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Bear area pharmacy that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m., as a male suspect entered the Rite Aid, located at 1999 Pulaski Highway, Bear. The suspect, who was last seen wearing a white long sleeved t-shirt, black sweatpants, a black hat, and had a mask covering his face, was immediately confronted by a store security guard. The suspect then exited the store and fled to a dark colored passenger car. The vehicle, which was being operated by a second subject, then exited the parking lot and fled in a northbound direction on DE Rt. 72. There were no injuries.

The suspect was further described as an Hispanic male 20-30 years of age. No further physical or clothing description for the suspect is 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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Released: 090716 0950



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