Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Safeway Parking Lot

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NewarkDelaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a customer of a Newark area grocery store that occurred Monday evening.

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Police said that Sunday, September 5, 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m.,  a 19 year old man was approaching his vehicle which was parked in the parking lot of the Safeway, located at 2400 Peoples Plaza in Newark.

It was at this time that the victim was approached by two male suspects, one of which was armed with an unknown make and model handgun, who immediately began assaulting him, according to police. The two men demanded money as well as the victim’s cell phone, police said.

Officials said the victim complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash as well as his cell phone to the suspects. The suspects then attempted to enter the victim’s vehicle but were unsuccessful and then fled on foot in a southbound direction, police said.

Troopers said that the victim suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene

The first suspect was described as a black male 16-17 years of age. He was 5’06” – 5’07” tall, had a thin build, and was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.

The second suspect was described as a black male 19-20 years of age. He was 5’09”-5’10” tall, had a large build, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts. He was also armed with a handgun. There is no further physical or clothing description for either suspect. Video surveillance photos are not available to be released 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 www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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