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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Newark Pharmacy

Date Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2018

Walgreens Plaza Drive

Newark (19702) – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark area pharmacy that took place Saturday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:58 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Walgreens pharmacy, located at 500 Plaza Drive, Newark. A black male suspect entered the store just prior to the 10:00 p.m. closing time, under the premise of making a purchase. As the cashier opened the cash register to complete the transaction, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded all the money from the register. The victim complied with the demand by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 18-24 years of age, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, light colored jeans and in possession of a black unknown make and model handgun.

No surveillance images 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 302-365-8466.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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