Delaware State Police Beat: The case of donut shop robber who left empty-handed; he got the hole!


Delaware Police BeatRobber wanted to dip into till of Dunkin Donuts but all he got was the hole

NEW CASTLE, DEL. – Delaware State Police report that a crook with a sweet tooth for money waltzed into the Dunkin Donuts in New Castle on May 8th and demanded money.  Police say that the clerk told the would-be robber to go to hell and he asked directions and left.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred this morning, Friday, May 8, 2015, at approximately 1:18 a.m. as a male suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts located at 4004 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle. The suspect, who implied that he was armed, then confronted a female employee of the business and demanded money from the cash register. The employee, however, did not comply with the suspect’s demands. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries and no weapon was ever displayed.

The suspect is described as a black male 25-30 years of age. He was approximately 5’10” tall with a thin build and was last seen wearing a grey coat, tan pants, dark shoes, and had a mask covering his face. There is no further physical or clothing description available. No video surveillance photos are available at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the robbery unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”