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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery at CVS in Claymont

Date Posted: Saturday, March 9th, 2024


Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at CVS yesterday evening.

On March 8, 2024, at approximately 7 p.m., troopers responded to reports of an attempted armed robbery at CVS, located at 702 Naamans Road in Claymont. A preliminary investigation revealed that an unidentified male suspect entered the store with a firearm, jumped over the counter, and demanded drugs from the pharmacist. While the pharmacist attempted to unlock the safe, the suspect fled the store without any proceeds.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray hoodie, dark pants, and dark shoes. Surveillance video and images are not available at this time.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Rob Strecker by calling (302) 365-8413. 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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