Police: Gunman Demands Money And Cigarettes During Sunday Robbery

Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle area convenience store that occurred Sunday morning according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said at approximately 5:43 a.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022, troopers responded to the Royal Farms, located at 2160 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, for an armed robbery. The investigation determined a male suspect entered the store and confronted two employees behind the sales counter. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes said Hatchell. The employees complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cartons of cigarettes. The suspect was last seen running on foot towards the intersection of New Castle Avenue and Cherry Lane.

The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-20’s, approximately 5’6”-5’9” tall, 165-180 lbs., wearing all dark clothing, a mask, and armed with a handgun.

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