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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Strong-Arm Robbery- Claymont

Date Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017


Presented By Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Claymont- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the strong arm robbery of a 64 year old man which occurred in the parking lot of a Claymont area Wawa early yesterday morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, as a 64 year old male victim was walking to his car which was parked in the lot of the Wawa located at 697 Naamans Road, Claymont. It was at this time that a male suspect approached the victim from behind and grabbed him by the arm. The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet while implying that he was armed with a gun. The victim then turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then entered a tan unknown make and model vehicle, which then fled from the lot in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male 30-35 years of age. No further description of him is 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.”

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Released: 022417 1215


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