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*UPDATE-Suspect Photo Release* Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Newark Area Gas Station

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Newark – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred during the last week in January, and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.


During the original incident, which occurred at approximately 2:07 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Shell Gas Station located at 1184 Christiana Rd., the pictured male suspect approached an employee at the sales counter and threatened to shoot him while implying that he had a weapon. The suspect then removed cash from the register and fled. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident. No weapon was displayed only implied.

A further description of the pictured suspect described him as a black male, 40-50 years of age, wearing a dark jacket, light colored pants, baseball cap, eyeglasses and salt & pepper facial hair. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a dark colored Nissan Juke with an unknown registration.

                        Nissan Juke

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 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@state.de.us. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released:021220 0930


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