Two Food Delivery Drivers Robbed In Bear

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Police Investigate Robberies of Delivery Drivers

New Castle County Police are investigating two (2) robberies of delivery drivers, both of which occurred in the St. Andrews community.

(Bear Del. – 19701) New Castle County Police detectives are actively investigating two (2) robberies of delivery drivers. Both incidents occurred in the unit block of Paisley St. The first incident occurred on Wednesday (July 27) at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the second occurred on Saturday(July 30) at approximately 8:15 p.m.

In each incident, delivery was ordered to a residence and when the driver arrived they were robbed. In both incidents food and money were stolen and a weapon was displayed.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying any suspects at this time.

The New Castle County Police would like to provide some tips to local businesses making deliveries throughout the county.
While in route to a delivery:
• Stay alert and aware of your surroundings, other motorists and pedestrians
• Continually note your location in case of an emergency.
• If you think you are being followed, make two consecutive right turns. If the subject is still following you, call 911 immediately.
• Keep your car doors locked.
• Never leave your vehicle unattended with the motor running.
• Check the immediate area for suspicious activity, especially persons moving into the shadows or trying to conceal themselves.
After delivery:
• Do not exit or leave a residence or building without scanning the area in which your vehicle is parked.
• If you are making multiple deliveries, keep extra money in your vehicle, not with you.
• Make frequent money drops back at your place of business.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Daryl Haines at DHaines@nccde.org or (302) 395-8137 or New Castle County Police at 302-573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.
A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.

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