Smoker Robs Gas Station At Knifepoint In Milltown

The Delaware State Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of a Wilmington area gas station that took place early this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 2:16 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Valero gas station located at 1327 McKennan’s Church Road in Wilmington. A male suspect with his face concealed and brandishing a knife confronted an employee behind the sales counter and ordered him to open the register, according to Austin. The employee complied with the demand by opening the register at which time the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect also took multiple packs of cigarettes before exiting the business where he then entered into an awaiting vehicle which was parked at the entrance doors. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male, 20-25 years of age, 5’7” tall, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants and a cloth covering his face. He entered the front passenger seat of a dark gray Chevy Malibu, bearing an unknown Delaware tag, which was being driven an unknown suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566.

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