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State Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery at North Wilmington Dunkin’ Donuts

Date Posted: Saturday, December 16th, 2023

The Delaware State Police are actively investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Dunkin’ Donuts on Thursday evening.

On December 14, 2023, at approximately 4:58 p.m., troopers responded to an armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 1700 Marsh Road in north Wilmington. The preliminary investigation revealed that an unidentified female suspect entered the store, approached the baristas, and brandished a knife. The suspect threatened to stab the victims if they did not give her money. The victims did not comply and escaped by running away. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. Troopers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate her. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black female armed with a knife. As of now, surveillance video and images are not available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is diligently pursuing this case. Investigators urge anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Rob Strecker at (302) 365-8413. Additionally, information can be shared via a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or by 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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