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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Attempted Robbery of Newport Area Clothing Store

Date Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

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

Newport (19804)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Newport area clothing store that occurred yesterday evening.

The investigation has determined that the incident happened on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at approximately 7:25 p.m., as two male suspects entered the Disenos Store located at 503 S. Maryland Avenue. Both suspects, who were each armed with an unknown make and model handgun, approached the sales counter and confronted a female clerk. The clerk, upon seeing the armed suspects, ran to the rear of the business. Both suspects then exited the store without obtaining any property. They then fled the area in an unknown type of vehicle.

One of the suspects was described as a black male. He was 25 years of age, 5’10” tall, and was last seen wearing a camouflaged jacket and a ski mask.

The second suspect was described as a black male. He was 5’08”-5’11” tall and weighed 150-170 lbs. He also wore a ski mask.

There is no further physical or clothing description available for either suspect. 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, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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