Troopers: Newark-Area Exxon Robbed At Gunpoint

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark gas station that took place early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:26 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Exxon gas station located at 263 E. Chestnut Hill Road, according to Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said an employee had gone outside to take a break when he was approached from behind by a suspect demanding he open the doors to the business. The victim complied with the demands, unlocked the business, and realized at this point there were a total of three suspects. Once inside, the victim, held at gunpoint, was ordered to open up the cash register. While the victim opened the cash drawer, one of the suspects removed an undisclosed amount of cash, while a second suspect removed several boxes of blunts and cigarettes, according to Jaffe.

All three suspects exited the store in an unknown direction. The store clerk was not injured as a result of this incident.

All three suspects were described as black males, approximately 5’09” to 5’10” tall, wearing hoodies, jeans, and ski masks. One suspect was armed with a handgun, and a second suspect was armed with a blunt force object. The third suspect was unarmed.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with 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 http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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