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Troopers Investigate Armed Carjacking at Convenience Store- Claymont

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Claymont, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred this morning at a convenience store in New Castle County.

On September 7, 2021, at approximately 7:51 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a carjacking at Exxon, located at 3700 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE. The investigation determined the 52-year-old male victim was seated in his 2013 Acura MDX while fueling his vehicle. While seated, two male suspects approached the car from the rear and opened the victim’s door, which was left cracked open. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The victim refused to give the suspects his keys, resulting in the second suspect physically assaulting him. Both suspects pulled the victim from the Acura, entered it, and fled Northbound on Philadelphia Pike. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

The unknown suspects are described as black males in their early 20’s, wearing masks. No surveillance photographs are available.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., Delaware State Police were notified the victim’s 2013 Acura MDX was recovered in Philadelphia.

This case remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Detective Ryan Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8525 or emailing Ryan.Kirchenbauer@delaware.gov. 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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