Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery Involving Stabbing- Wilmington

Wilmington– The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Exxon gas station located at 5301 Concord Pike, Wilmington, last night.

On December 23, 2020, at approximately 6:18 p.m., Troopers responded to a fight in the parking lot. Upon arrival Troopers contacted a 27-year-old male victim from Allentown, PA who advised while changing a tire in the parking lot, an unknown white male suspect approached him and asked for money. After the victim denied having any money, the suspect displayed a knife and removed the victim’s wallet from his jacket. The victim fought back against the suspect but was stabbed in the hand during the altercation. Additionally, the suspect attempted steal the victim’s vehicle, but was unsuccessful. Prior to fleeing the area on foot, the suspect slashed both driver side tires on the victim’s vehicle.

The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’8”-5’10” tall.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or suspect should contact Cpl. Galiani with the Delaware State Police Troop 1 by calling 302-761-6677. 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, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 122420 1203

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