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Troopers Investigating Parking Lot Robbery-Wilmington


Date Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Wilmington, Delaware (19805) Delaware State Police are currently investigating a strong arm robbery of a man which occurred in the parking lot of a local area shopping center in front of a restaurant.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 9:46 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the La Cabana restaurant parking lot located at 1956 Maryland Avenue, Wilmington. The victim was seated in the driver’s seat of his vehicle parked directly in front of the business, when two suspects opened the front passenger side door and entered his vehicle. The suspects demanded money as they assaulted the victim. Suspects stole his cell phone and car keys. The victim sustained minor injury and refused medical treatment.

Both suspects fled on foot behind the restaurant towards the rear of the shopping center. The suspects were described as two black males approximately 20-25 years old.

No video surveillance photos are available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at 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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