Once Again A Tall White Guy Robs Newark Restaurant

Newark – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the robbery of a Newark area Chinese Restaurant that occurred last night, Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said that the initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m., on Thursday, March 9, 2017, as a male suspect entered the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant located at 21 W. Chestnut Hill Plaza.

The suspect approached the sales counter and presented a female employee with a demand note that also implied that he was armed, according to Hale. The suspect did not display a weapon.

The female victim turned over a tip jar containing an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then exited the business and fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as a white male. He was 6’00”-6’03” tall, weighed 160-180 lbs., and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.

Sound familiar? The suspect description closely matches that of the suspect in Wednesday’s Kirkwood Highway Wendy’s robbery. Although the cases are very similar authorities have not publicly connected the two case to date.

The suspect in the Wendy’s robbery was described as a white male  6’02”-6’04” tall, weighed 170-190 lbs., and had blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.

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