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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Gas Station Parking Lot Robbery – Newark

Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Exxon 263 E. Chestnut Hill Road

Newark (19713) – The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place in the parking lot of a Newark area gas station, just after midnight on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in the parking lot of the Exxon gas station located at 263 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark. A 25 year old Wilmington man was seated in his vehicle after making a purchase, when he was approached by a subject who asked to borrow some money. The male victim complied with the request and voluntarily gave the subject a small amount of money. The subject then requested more money, however the victim refused at which time the subject forcibly grabbed the remaining amount of money from the victim’s hand. As the subject was running away with the money he displayed a handgun and threatened the victim. The subject then entered a blue, unknown make and model SUV and fled the parking lot. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5’8”, wearing a multi-colored hoodie.

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 302-365-8566.

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 062818 1530



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