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Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Gas Station- Newark


Date Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred early this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:28 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Exxon gas station, located at 4600 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark. Investigation determined a male suspect confronted a 61-year-old male employee and forced himself behind the sales counter where he took cigars and an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The suspect then forced the employee to a back office inside the store where he displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s cell phone and car keys. The employee complied and the suspect fled the scene in the victim’s 2004 Honda Civic. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a male approximately 5’10”- 6’1” tall, approximately 180 lbs., wearing all dark-colored clothing, and a mask.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Kirchenbauer of Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8525. 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: 012021 1044

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