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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Robbery of Claymont Wawa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Wawa Ridge Rd
301 Ridge Road

Claymont – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Claymont area Wawa that occurred last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Wawa located at 301 Ridge Road, Claymont, as a black male suspect entered the store, just prior to it closing at 11:00 p.m.

The suspect approached the sales counter under the premise of purchasing a cup of coffee, and as the 32 year old female cashier began to wait on him, she was ordered to  give him all the money from the register. The suspect stated to the cashier that he didn’t want to hurt her, while making a gesture that led her to believe that he was in possession of a weapon. The cashier complied with the suspect’s demand, turning over an undisclosed amount of cash, along with a pack of cigarettes. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot, eastbound on Ridge Road. The cashier was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 38-40 years of age, 5’7″, average build, wearing a black hooded jacket and green pants.

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.


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Released: 011018 0945


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