Wilmington – New Castle County Police are currently investigating a robbery involving a handgun that occurred in the community of Cleland Heights, according to police.
Officials said on Tuesday, January 9, at approximately 6:50 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Latimer Place for the report of a robbery with a weapon. The suspect entered the Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant, confronted two employees, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money from the register, according to authorities. The subject fled the restaurant on foot.
Through the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video of the suspect in the restaurant. The suspect can be seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a black mask pulled over his mouth.
If you can identify the suspect or have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective John Mancuso at JMancuso@nccde.org or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://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.