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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Detectives Investigating Wilmington Parking Lot Robbery

Date Posted: Sunday, April 21st, 2024

The Delaware State Police are investigating a parking lot robbery in Wilmington last night.

On April 20, 2024, at approximately 9:36 p.m., troopers responded to Canby Park Shopping Center on Maryland Avenue in Wilmington, for a robbery that happened in the parking lot near China Dragon Restaurant. When troopers arrived, they learned that a 35-year-old man was getting into his car when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the victim and stole his money. The suspects left the scene in an unknown vehicle towards Maryland Avenue. The victim was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 35-40 years of age, wearing a hat, white t-shirt, and blue sweatpants. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 35 years of age, wearing a navy t-shirt, gray pants, and gray sneakers.

Surveillance video and images of the suspects are not yet available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Dempsey by calling 302-365-8520. 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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