New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle area gas station which occurred late Sunday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said the incident occurred on Sunday October 8, 2017 at approximately 10:20 p.m. at the Shell Gas Station located at 3001 New Castle Avenue, New Castle.
Two male employees of the Shell Station, ages 46 and 24 were exiting the business via a side door after closing for the night, when they were confronted by an unknown suspect who forced them back inside the business, according to Austin. Once back inside, the suspect, who implied that he had a weapon, ordered the victims to give him all the money from the business, said Austin. After obtaining an unknown amount of money the suspect removed an unknown quantity of cigarettes from the display and also took one victims cellphone, according to Austin.
After obtaining the property the suspect ordered both employees out of the business and in to the parking lot where he had them lay on the ground. The victim’s complied at which time the suspect fled on foot towards the neighborhood of Garfield Park, added Austin.
Neither victim was injured as a result of the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years of age, approximately 6 foot tall weighing 150-170 pounds. The suspect was wearing all dark clothing and had a cloth covering his face.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
Original Sunday Breaking report
New Castle – Delaware State Police are responding to New Castle for reports of an armed robbery. Reports from the scene indicate that a man was was robbed at gunpoint and the suspect has fled behind a building. Police are searching the area.
Location details are being withheld at this time.