New Castle – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a New Castle area 7-11 store, that took place early Friday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, at the 7-11 convenience store, located at 284 Christiana Road in New Castle, when a suspect armed with a handgun confronted an employee at the sales counter and demanded cigarettes and money. The employee complied with the demand by turning over multiple packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then exited the store and was last seen fleeing on foot westbound towards Airport Road. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.
The suspect is described as a black male, 19-24 years of age, 6’0”-6’1”, 150-170 lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a black cloth covering the lower portion of his face and in possession of a black, unknown make and model handgun.
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