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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating I-95 Service Plaza Robbery

Date Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2018

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that took place at the I-95 service plaza early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Sunoco gas station located at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark. The suspect approached an employee at the sales counter and threatened him with a can of pepper spray. The suspect then grabbed a box containing multiple cartons of cigarettes and fled the business in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 50-55 years of age, 5’10”-6’1”, 180-190 lbs., wearing a blue shirt and tan pants.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are 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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