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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Pedestrian Robbed While Walking in Slaughter Neck Area

Date Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Herring Branch Robbery

Lincoln – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a pedestrian while he was walking along a roadway southeast of Lincoln.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at approximately 9:47 p.m., as a male victim was walking on Herring Branch Road near Oriole Lane.  It was around this time that the victim was approached from behind and struck in the back of the head with an unknown object, causing him to fall to the ground.  Once on the ground, the suspect took the victim’s wallet out of his pocket before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.  The victim was slightly injured in the incident and responded on his own to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The suspect was described as a male with no further physical or clothing description.  Unknown if he was armed.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850. 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

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 092117 1130



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