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Troopers: Big Man Pushes Woman To The Ground, Robs Store


Wilmington – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy, that occurred over the weekend, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 6:06 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Walgreens pharmacy, located at 1601 Naamans Road, Wilmington, as two employees who had just closed the business, were preparing to leave for the night.

As one of the employees, a 27-year-old Wilmington woman, was exiting through the main entrance doors, she was forced back inside the business and knocked to the ground by a male suspect, who then ordered her to give him an undisclosed prescription drug, according to Austin.

The suspect then confronted the second employee, a 37-year-old Wilmington woman, and ordered her to open the safe, at which time he removed numerous types and quantities of prescription drugs, said Austin. After obtaining the drugs the suspect fled via the entrance door in an unknown direction. Neither victim was injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 6’00”-6″2″ tall, with a large build. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a blue hat. The suspect never displayed or implied that he had a weapon, said Austin.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who has information regarding this incident is 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

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