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Troopers Investigating Knifepoint Gas Station Robbery – Wilmington


Date Posted: Monday, January 7th, 2019

Wilmington (19808) – The Delaware State Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of a Wilmington area gas station that took place early this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:16 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Valero gas station located at 1327 McKennan’s Church Rd., Wilmington. A male suspect with has face concealed and brandishing a knife, confronted an employee behind the sales counter and ordered him to open the register. The employee complied with the demand by opening the register at which time the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect also took multiple packs of cigarettes before exiting the business where he then entered into an awaiting vehicle which was parked at the entrance doors. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, 20-25 years of age, 5’7” tall, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants and a cloth covering his face. He entered the front passenger seat of a dark gray Chevy Malibu, bearing an unknown Delaware tag, which was being driven an unknown suspect.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released:010719 1330

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