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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Investigating Robbery of East Wilmington Area Self Storage

Date Posted: Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Sentinel Self Storage

Wilmington (19802) – Troopers are investigating a robbery of an area self storage business that occurred Friday afternoon.

The incident took place around 5:40 p.m., Friday January 14, 2022, at the Sentinel Self Storage (333 E. Lea Boulevard) as a male subject confronted an employee in the office of the business. The suspect was armed with an unknown type handgun and demanded money from the safe.  The employee complied with the demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the store on foot. The employee was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 20-35 years of age, 6’00” – 6’02” tall, wearing all black clothing and a mask covering his face (no further physical or clothing description). He was armed with an unknown type handgun.

No surveillance photos available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective B. Harris at 302-365-8410. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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