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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Gas Station-Newark

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area Exxon Gas Station that occurred early this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, October 04, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Exxon gas station located at 263 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model gun, confronted a male employee of the business 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 fled from the business across Rt. 72. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male. Approximately 5’09”-6’00” tall, weighed 170-190 lbs., with his face covered. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, 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: 100416 0621






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