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Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of North Wilmington Convenience Store


Date Posted: Saturday, January 13th, 2018

St James Food Market

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a North Wilmington convenience store which occurred last evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at the St. James International Food Market, located at 1401 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. A black male subject entered the store and confronted an employee at the sales counter, while pointing a handgun at him. The suspect then proceeded behind the counter and ordered the employee to open the cash register. Once opened, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash, before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, 5’9”, wearing all black clothing, a black mask and in possession of a black handgun.

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 http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 011318 1610

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