Delaware State Police Beat: Troopers Investigate Pair of New Castle County Armed Robberies

Delaware Police Beat

Troopers Investigate Pair of New Castle County Armed Robberies

Bank robbery verdictNEWARK, DEL. – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a pair of armed robberies which occurred Oct. 4, 2015 west of Wilmington and in Newark.

The first incident occurred, Sunday, October 4, 2015, at approximately 7:45 p.m., as two male suspects entered the Auto Zone, located at 4602 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. The suspects, one of which was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, then confronted two employees of the business and ordered them to open the store’s safe. The victims complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to them. The suspects then fled from the store in an unknown direction. The victims were not injured.

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The first suspect was described as a black male. He was 5’10” tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and had a mask covering his face. He was also armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was also described as a black male. He was 6’00” tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and also had a mask covering his face. No further physical of clothing description is available.

The second robbery occurred yesterday at approximately 9:50 p.m. as a male suspect entered the Dollar General located at 20 Salem Village Square, Newark. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, then confronted two employees of the business and demanded money from the cash register. The victims complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. He then fled from the business in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male in his forties. He was approximately 6’00” tall, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown boots, and had a mask covering his face. No further physical or clothing description is available.

There are no video surveillance photographs available in either incident at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to either of these incidents, 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 www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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