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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Robbery of A Restaurant- Newark (19711)

Date Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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Newark (19711) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Chinese Restaurant which took place in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center on Friday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:51 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Mee Garden Restaurant located at 13 Polly Drummond Shopping Center.  A suspect entered the business through the rear door, wearing a black face mask and armed with a blunt force object.  The suspect approached the front cash register and demanded money from the employee.  After the employee complied with the suspects demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled out the rear door of the business in which he entered.   A witness saw the suspect enter a small white sedan that was parked in the area and then fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black face mask and a dark colored shirt, displaying a blunt force object. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

No video is available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is 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 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

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

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