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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Attempted Strong Arm Robbery

Date Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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

Wilmington, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an attempted strong arm robbery which occurred at the Canby Shopping Center.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at approximately 7:00 a.m., as a 62 year old female walked behind the Canby Park Shopping Center, located at 1914 Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, towards the Walgreens. As she turned around a small green four door sedan stopped next to her. A suspect exited the front passenger side of the vehicle and grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. The suspect removed her jacket and rummaged through the pockets before throwing the jacket towards the dumpsters. The suspect also started to search her as the victim started to kick and yell for the suspect to stop. A second suspect was sitting in the driver’s seat and remained in the vehicle. The first suspect jumped back into the vehicle and both suspects fled towards Walgreens. The victim was not injured.

The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9″-6’0″ tall, thin build, short light brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt. The (driver) second suspect was only described as a black male in his 20’s wearing shorts.

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: 100616 1921



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