Troopers Seeking Help In Identifying Newark Robbery Suspect

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred during the last week in January, and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said during the original incident, which occurred at approximately 2:07 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Shell Gas Station located at 1184 Christiana Road, the pictured male suspect approached an employee at the sales counter and threatened to shoot him while implying that he had a weapon. The suspect then removed cash from the register and fled. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident. No weapon was displayed only implied.

A further description of the pictured suspect described him as a black male, 40-50 years of age, wearing a dark jacket, light-colored pants, baseball cap, eyeglasses, and salt & pepper facial hair. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a dark-colored Nissan Juke with an unknown registration.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective B. McDerby of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8436.

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