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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Knifepoint Robbery – New Castle

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of a New Castle area cellular phone store that took place late Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:05 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Metro PCS store located at 210 New Castle Avenue. A male suspect with his face concealed and brandishing a knife, confronted an employee at the sales counter and delivered a note demanding money from the register. The employee complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then exited the business and was last seen on foot in a northbound direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5’8”-5’10” tall, 150-160 lbs., wearing a dark hooded jacket, light colored pants and a cloth covering his face.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the 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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Released:021919 1310


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