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Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Liquor Store-Blades


Date Posted: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

James M. Finney
James M. Finney

Blades- The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Liquor store that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Concord Liquor Store located at 8774 Concord Road. A subject entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect discharged his weapon narrowly missing the clerk. The store clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the scene in a dark colored passenger vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the business approximately ten minutes prior to the robbery and made a purchase. Through investigative measures, Troopers were able to identify 30-year-old James M. Finney of Seaford as the suspect.

Finney is described as a black male with a beard, 5’11” tall, 187 lbs., wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, dark colored sweatpants, and armed with a handgun.

Warrants for the arrest of Finney including charges of Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Reckless Endanger First Degree, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited have been obtained. The store clerk was not injured as a result of this incident.

Finney is also a Tier II sex offender and has an active warrant for failure to verify his address.

The case remains under investigation. Troopers have been unable to located Finney and asks anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to please contact Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit, Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. 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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Released: 020718 0833

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