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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Robbery with a Knife-Hockessin

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

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

Hockessin, De.- Troopers are investigating the robbery of a Hockessin area liquor store that occurred this past weekend.

The investigation revealed the incident occurred at approximately 10:04 p.m. Saturday night October 1, 2016 as troopers were called to the Westgate Liquors located at 4115 Newport Gap Pike, Hockessin, in reference to a robbery. The suspect entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot in a south direction across Newport Gap Pike. The two clerks were not injured.

The suspect was described as a white male with a thin build wearing a dark shirt and shorts with his face covered armed with a large knife.

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 0531



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