Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington- Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Wilmington area Japanese restaurant that occurred last night.
The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 9:12 p.m. last night, Sunday, November 6, 2016, as a male suspect entered the Hibachi Express Restaurant located at 4526 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. The suspect, who was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, approached the sales counter and confronted a female clerk. He then pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the restaurant and was last seen fleeing on foot in an eastbound direction. The clerk was not injured.
The suspect is described as a white male. He was 20-30 years of age, 5’06”-5’08” tall, and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, white shirt, blue jeans, tan boots, a baseball cap, and had a mask covering part of his face. There is no further physical or clothing description 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 www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
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Released: 082316 1300