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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Parking Lot Robbery

Date Posted: Monday, June 5th, 2017

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Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington (19805)- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a subject which occurred in the parking lot of a Wilmington area shopping center yesterday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m., as a male victim was walking in the parking lot of the Canby Park Shopping Center, located at 1904 Maryland Avenue. It was at this time that the victim was approached by two male suspects. One of the suspects displayed an unknown make and model handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding cash and jewelry. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over the property to him. Both suspects then fled from the area on foot and were last seen running toward the Alban Park Apartments. The victim was not injured.

The suspect with the gun was described as a black male. He was 5’10” tall, weighed 160-170 lbs., had a muscular build, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and navy blue cut-off shorts.

The second suspect was described as a black male. He was 6’00” tall, weighed approximately 160 lbs, had a thin build, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and sweatpants.

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.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline

1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

Released: 060517 0755


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