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State Police Investigate Armed Robbery of Cell Phone Store – Wilmington (19809)

Date Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017


Wilmington (19809)– The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a cell phone store located in the Monterey Shopping Center that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 1:26 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, as a male subject armed with a handgun in his waistband entered the Cricket Wireless store, located at 729 Philadelphia Pike . The suspect approached an employee and demanded money from the register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect exited the front entrance of the store and fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of this incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years of age, approximately 6’0″-6’2″ tall, 170 lbs., wearing all dark colored clothing and armed with a handgun.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to please contact Troop 2 Robbery Unit, at 302-365-8412 .  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, 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

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 123117 1600






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