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Troopers investigating Robbery – Newark


Date Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at La Favorita Convenience Store in the 600 block of E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, De.

The incident occurred on Friday, June 26, 2020 at approximately 4:46 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to La Favorita Convenience Store for a report of a robbery in progress.  Upon arrival, it was learned that a unknown masked Hispanic male entered the business and demanded money from the victim/employee while brandishing both a handgun and knife.  Suspect then removed USC in plain view from under the cash register and fled the store in an unknown vehicle and direction.

Suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 6 foot, average build and being early to mid-twenties.  No clothing description provided.

No injuries to the victim were sustained.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 2, Detective Todd Dukes at 302-365-8412.  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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