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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Bear Area Convenience Store

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Royal Farms

Bear – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Bear area Royal Farms that occurred New Year’s Day.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:46 a.m., Monday, January 1, 2018, at the Royal Farms, located at 1551 Pulaski Highway, Bear, as a black male subject, armed with an automatic weapon, approached an employee at the sales counter and demanded money from the register. The employee complied with the demand, turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who then fled on foot into the parking lot.

The suspect was described as black male, 17-22 years of age, 5’5”-6’0” tall, weighing 180 lbs., wearing a grey sweatshirt over a purple hoodie, with the hood pulled tight around his face and dark colored gloves. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

No surveillance photos are 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

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