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Troopers Investigating a Rehoboth Beach Motel Robbery- Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Rehoboth Beach, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Wednesday night in a Rehoboth Beach motel.

On June 16, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., the male suspect entered the Anchorage Inn located at 18809 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, and requested change from the male front desk clerk. The suspect watched as the clerk obtained the money from a different area in the motel. When the clerk returned, the suspect asked for a different variation of money. As the clerk went to obtain the money, the suspect followed and shoved the clerk to the ground before grabbing a bank bag. A physical altercation ensued between the clerk and suspect before the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot, running south from the Anchorage Inn. The clerk did not require medical attention. 

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a baseball hat and dark-colored clothing. No surveillance photographs are available. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective J. O’Neil with Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-752-3793. 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: 061721 1340

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