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Delaware State Police Investigating Armed Altercation at Convenience Store- Claymont


Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2021

Claymont- Delaware State Police investigate an armed altercation at the Circle K that occurred early Friday morning.

On February 12, 2021, at approximately 12:35 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to the Circle K convenience store located at 698 Naamans Road, for a reported robbery in progress.

Upon arrival to the scene, troopers made contact with the 30-year-old male manager. The investigation determined at approximately 12:21 a.m., a group of four males entered the business.  While inside, an argument broke out between the manager of the Circle K and one of the male subjects. During the argument, the male subject pulled out a black handgun he had on his person, pointed it at the manager, and then fled the store on foot in an unknown direction.

During the incident, there was no property stolen from the store and no one was injured.

The suspect was described as a male, 5′ 10″-6′ 1″, 20- 25 years old, and average build. He was wearing jeans, dark colored shirt and dark colored hat. There is no video surveillance footage available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Delaware State Police Troop 2 by calling 302-834-2620. 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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 021221 2257

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