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Delaware State Police Investigating Robbery of Convenience Store- New Castle

Date Posted: Thursday, December 30th, 2021

New Castle– Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle area convenience store that occurred early this morning.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021, troopers responded to the Wawa, located at 1400 Beaver Brook Plaza, New Castle, for an armed robbery. The investigation determined a male suspect entered the store and confronted an employee behind the sales counter. The suspect displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied and the suspect then approached the store manager who was standing behind a second cash register. The suspect demanded money from the three remaining cash registers and the safe. The manager complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash through a rear business door. The suspect was last seen running towards the Beaver Brook Apartments.

The suspect was described as a white male approximately 40 years of age, 6’ tall, wearing all dark clothing, a mask, and a baseball hat. There are no suspect photographs available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Kirchenbauer of Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8525. 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: 123021 0948


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