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Delaware State Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Kent County Convenience Store- Felton


Date Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Felton- Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Kent County convenience store that occurred early Saturday morning.

On January 23, 2021, at approximately 3:19 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the Canterbury Shore Stop located at 8953 S. DuPont Highway for a robbery that just occurred. The investigation determined the male suspect entered the business and asked the 50-year-old male employee where Vitamin Water was located in the store. The employee walked the suspect to where the item was in the store and returned to the register at the front of the store. The suspect returned to the front of the store and placed the drink on the counter. As the employee was ringing up the merchandise, the suspect walked behind the counter, displayed a large knife, and demanded money from the cash register. When the employee advised he could not open the register, the suspect started to manipulate the register and was successful with opening it. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. No one was injured during the incident, and no surveillance footage or pictures are available at this time.

The suspect was described as a male, 5’8″- 5’10” tall, and weighs 170-200 lbs. He was wearing a face mask, baseball cap, and hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Delaware State Police Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454. 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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