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Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Gas Station- Wilmington

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Wilmington area gas station that occurred this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:55 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Exxon gas station, located at 2007 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, when troopers responded to an armed robbery. Investigation determined a male suspect entered the store and confronted a male employee behind the sales counter. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee complied and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot westbound Route 2. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing all dark clothing.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Harris of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8410. 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. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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