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Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery Attempt – North Wilmington


Date Posted: Monday, February 19th, 2018

Family Dollar

Wilmington (19802) – Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a north Wilmington business that took place last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:51 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Family Dollar store, located at 4331 Northeast Boulevard, Wilmington.

Two black male suspects, one brandishing a handgun, approached the cashier at the sales counter and demanded money from the register. Prior to the cashier opening the register a second employee became aware of what was occurring and proceeded towards the sales counter. At this time both suspects fled the business without obtaining any money. The suspects were last seen entering into a dark colored vehicle which fled northbound. Neither employee was injured as a result of the incident.

Suspect #1, who was armed with a silver handgun, was described as a black male, 18 years of age, 5’7”-5’9”, wearing all dark clothing to include a cloth covering over his face.

Suspect #2, was described as a black male, 18 years of age, 5’7”-5’9”, wearing a dark jacket, light colored pants, also with a cloth covering his face.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

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: 021918 1510

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