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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Detectives Investigating Kirkwood Highway Smoke Shop Armed Robbery

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Apollo Smoke Shop

The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night at a Kirkwood Highway smoke shop.

On December 12, 2023, at approximately 7:55 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Apollo Smoke Shop located at 3613 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. The investigation revealed an unknown white male suspect approached an employee in the store, pulled a handgun from his waistband, and demanded the employee empty the cash register. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot eastbound towards Greenbank Road with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male armed with a handgun. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Patterson by calling (302) 365-8404. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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