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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating North Wilmington Pharmacy Robbery

Date Posted: Friday, January 4th, 2019

Wilmington (19809) – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a north Wilmington Walgreens in which the cashier was threatened with pepper spray.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Walgreens pharmacy located at 1508 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. A male suspect approached the sales counter while displaying a canister of pepper spray and then threatened to spray the cashier while demanding cigarettes. The employee complied with the demand by turning over multiple packs of cigarettes to the suspect who then fled in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing all dark clothing and a knit hat.

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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Released:010419 0945




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