State Police Investigating Robbery Of Walgreens

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The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a north Wilmington Walgreens that took place Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 9:41 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Walgreen’s pharmacy, located at 1508 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington. A male suspect confronted an employee on the sales floor, implied he had a weapon and threatened to shoot him, according to Austin. The employee was then directed to the sales counter where complied with the suspect’s demand to open the cash register. Once open, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5’8” tall, 220 lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

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