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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Detectives Investigating Knifepoint Robbery at Wilmington Area Walgreens

Date Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2024


The Delaware State Police are investigating a knifepoint robbery that occurred last night at a Walgreens in Wilmington.

On May 15, 2024, at approximately 8:56 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a knifepoint robbery at the Walgreens located at 802 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington. The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown male suspect approached a Walgreens employee at the front counter and demanded money from the registers while pointing a large knife at her. The employee complied, and the suspect fled on foot towards Duncan Road with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing dark-colored clothing. Surveillance video and images of the suspect are not available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit continues to investigate this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective J. Dempsey by calling (302) 365-8472. 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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