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Troopers Investigating Gas Station Robbery – New Castle


Date Posted: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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New Castle – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle area gas station that occurred this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:07 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Shell gas station located at 299 Christiana Road, New Castle. As the cashier opened the register in order to complete a transaction for a customer, a white male suspect who had been seen wandering the store, rushed behind the sales counter and grabbed cash from the open register. Once obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect fled on foot towards Appleby Road. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years of age, 5’7”-5’10”, 230-250 lbs., wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark knit hat. The suspect did not display or imply a weapon.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. A. Andres at Troop 2 by calling 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: 020718 2:15

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