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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Investigating Attempted Robbery Of Pizza Store Owner-Greenwood

Date Posted: Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Greenwood- The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a pizza store owner that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on July 10, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Stargate Pizza, located at 9634 Sussex Hwy, Greenwood, for a report of an attempted robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with the store owner who advised that while he was closing the business, he was approached outside by a subject who proceeded to display a machete and demand money.  The store owner advised the suspect that he did not have any money and threw a pizza at him, causing the suspect to flee.   The store owner did not sustain injury as a result of this incident.

The suspect was described as a white male who ran from the scene and got into a vehicle on northbound Sussex Highway.

The case continues to remain under investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Troop 5, at 302-337-8253. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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