Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard Bratz
Newark – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the strong arm robbery of a Newark area pharmacy that occurred yesterday afternoon.
The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred on Monday, September 04, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Rite Aid located at 400 Peoples Plaza, Newark. As the clerk was checking customers out the suspect approached the register to make a purchase. During the transaction the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register. The clerk attempted to pull the suspect away from the register and sustained minor injury. Suspect was last scene fleeing on foot into the parking lot of Peoples Plaza.
The suspect is described as a thin black male, approximately 5’06” tall between 40-50 years old, wearing dark clothing.
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 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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Released: 090517 1141