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Troopers Investigating Knifepoint Robbery – North Wilmington


Date Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2019

Wilmington (19809) – The Delaware State Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of a north Wilmington pharmacy that took place Sunday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Walgreens’s pharmacy, located at 1508 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. A male suspect with his face concealed, approached the sales counter and proceeded to make a purchase. Once the clerk opened the register to complete the transaction the suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the register. The suspect then reached in to the cash drawer and removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing 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, 40-45 years of age with a large build, wearing all dark clothing to include a covering over his face and a hat.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the 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 http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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