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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Pizza Shop

Date Posted: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

4817 Gov Printz Bella Pizza

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

Wilmington (19809) – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Wilmington area pizza shop that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The investigation thus far has determined that the incident occurred at approximately 4:16 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Bella Italy Pizza located at 4817 Governor Printz Boulevard. The suspect approached the sales counter where he then displayed an unknown make and model handgun and confronted a male employee. He then demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male. He was 27-28 years of age, 5’08”-5’10” tall, weighed approximately 160 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, a black hat, and sneakers.

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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