Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Wilmington area Dollar General store that occurred last night.
The investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 9:53 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, as two male suspects entered the Dollar General located at 1402 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. The suspects, one of which was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, approached the sales counter and demanded money from the store safe from two female employees. The employees, however, were unable to open the safe. Both suspects then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. The employees were not injured.
The first suspect was described as an unknown race male. He was 6’00”-6’02” tall, weighed 170-190 lbs., and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark shoes. he was also armed with a gun.
The second suspect was also an unknown race male. He was 5’07”-5’09” tall, weighed 150-170 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded jacket, jeans, and dark shoes.
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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