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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Knifepoint Robbery – New Castle

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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New Castle – Delaware State Police are currently investigating an armed robbery, in which a 32 year old New Castle woman was held at knifepoint.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, in the 500 block of S. DuPont Highway, just north of Schaeffer Blvd., New Castle. The victim was walking northbound on the sidewalk, when she was grabbed from behind by a subject, who then held a knife to her throat. The subject ordered the victim to remain quiet, as he proceeded to rifle through her pockets. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject pushed the victim to the ground, before fleeing on foot in a north-westerly direction.

As a result of the incident, the victim sustained injuries to her knee and head, as well as a minor laceration to her neck, for which she refused medical treatment.

Due to being grabbed from behind, the victim could only describe the suspect as a male, 5’8”-5’10” tall, weighing 210-220 lbs.

No video surveillance is available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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


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