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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Armed Robbery-Georgetown

Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2018


Georgetown (19947)– The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last evening in the Sandhill Acres.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:58 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at a residence located in the unit block of Merganser Road.  While two victims, a 16-year-old female and a 22-year-old male were seated in the 16-year-old’s vehicle, parked in her driveway a vehicle had pulled in beside them.  A subject exited the vehicle and approached the victims.  During this time, another subject armed with a handgun exited the vehicle and ordered the 22-year-old victim out of the car while demanding he turn over his wallet and cellphone.  While the 22-year-old was being confronted by the suspect with the handgun, two more subjects exited the vehicle.  The 22-year-old victim turned over his cellphone and wallet prior to all four suspects getting back into their vehicle and fleeing the scene.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark colored sweatshirt.  The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, with a light colored bandana partially covering his face and displaying a handgun.  The other two suspects that exited the vehicle could only be described as Hispanic males.  The suspects vehicle was described as a white, four door passenger car.  No further suspect or vehicle information could be provided at this time.  Both victims were not injured as a result of this incident.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850 . Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, 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

Released: 022518 0821





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