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Troopers Investigating Convenience Store Robbery- Lewes


Date Posted: Monday, November 16th, 2020

Lewes- Delaware State Police are investigating a convenience store robbery that occurred Saturday night.

Delaware State Police responded to the Uncle Willie’s BP Station located at 17580 Coastal Highway, Lewes, for a robbery. The investigation determined the suspect entered the business at approximately 9:09 p.m. and waits inside the store until other customers leave. He then approaches the store counter, gives the clerk a plastic bag, and demands money to be put into it as he displays a handgun. The cashier complied, and the suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’2″- 6’5″, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and pants. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective K. Wideman with Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-752-3832 or emailing Krystle.Wideman@delaware.gov. 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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