Dover Police Beat: News travels fast when thrown at gunmen in stickup of donut shop

Donut shop clerk tossed newspapers at gunmenNews travels fast when thrown at gunmen in stickup of donut shop

New Castle, Del. – The news travels fast when thrown at gunmen trying to stick up a donut shop. Especially fast, when the clerk instead of forking over money from the cash register instead throws newspapers at the crooks.  Too bad he didn’t wallop them with some of those raspberry filled donuts or those solid wheat types with a little more weight behind them.

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the attempted armed robbery of a New Castle area donut shop that occurred Jan. 4, 2015.

Police say that their initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at approximately 7:15 p.m., as two male suspects entered the Dunkin Donuts located at 196 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle.

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The suspects, one of which was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, then confronted a 41-year-old male employee of the shop and demanded money from the cash register.

The employee, however, refused to comply with the suspect’s demands and proceeded to throw several newspapers at them before fleeing to the rear of the donut shop. The suspects then fled from the business without obtaining any property and were last seen running in an eastbound direction. There were no injuries.

The first suspect was described as a male, 5’09”-5’11” tall, and weighing between 150-160 lbs. He was last seen wearing tan pants, a dark jacket and shirt, and had a mask covering his face. He was also armed with a hand gun.

The second suspect was also a male, 5’07”-5’09” tall and weighing between 150-160 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing and had a ski mask covering his face.

There is no further physical or clothing description and video surveillance footage is not 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 302-834-2630 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.  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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