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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Convenience Store Robbery – New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, June 7th, 2019

New Castle (19720)-  The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a convenience store this morning.

The incident occurred on June 7, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Shell convenience store located at 299 Christiana Road, New Castle, in reference to a robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with the store clerk who advised that a male suspect had entered the business and proceeded to walk behind the counter.  The suspect approached the cash register and ordered the clerk to open it.  The clerk complied with the suspects demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing all dark clothing.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective B. McDerby of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8436.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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

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