Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
The Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred on November 23, 2022, at approximately 3:14 p.m., at the Shell gas station, located at 1148 Christiana Road, Newark. A male suspect entered the business and confronted an employee at the sales counter. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded money. The employee did not comply and ran out of the store. The suspect then fled the scene without obtaining any money or property and was seen traveling in a light-colored sedan westbound on Route 273. The employee was not injured during the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, in his early 20’s approximately, 6’ tall, 200 lbs., wearing dark clothing and a mask.
No surveillance images are available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Dempsey of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8510. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delawarecrimestoppersweb.com
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell
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