Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Naaman’s Road Wawa, in which the suspect was armed with pepper spray.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:14 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Wawa, located at 3448 Naamans’s Road, Wilmington, as a black male suspect entered the store and approached the sales counter to make a purchase. After realizing that he didn’t have enough money for the selected items he exited the store, leaving the merchandise behind.
A short time later the same suspect re-entered the store and again attempted to purchase the items. As the clerk opened the register to complete the transaction, the suspect sprayed him with pepper spray. The suspect then reached into the register and removed an undisclosed amount of money, before fleeing on foot.
The 21 year old employee was treated at an area hospital for injuries resulting from the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, 22-24 years of age, 5’8”, 160-170 lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a scarf covering the lower portion of his face.
No surveillance images are available at this time.
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 http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 010418 0950