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Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Cafe– Wilmington


Date Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Wilmington- Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a cafe located in Wilmington, DE, on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred on July 14, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to The Honey Baked Ham Company located at 4764 Limestone Road, Wilmington, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect approached a female employee who was in the business alone. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money from the cash register, as well as the safe. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, the suspect forced the victim to the rear office and obtained additional cash from the safe.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and safe, the suspect removed the employee’s car keys, and other personal belongings. The suspect then fled out the rear exit door and drove off in the victim’s vehicle, which was also parked in the rear of the business.

The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 6’5″ tall, approximately 250lbs., and  wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Kirchenbauer of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-365-8428. 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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 071521 1551

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