Robbery Suspect Gets Scared And Runs Away Empty-Handed


Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted robbery at Walgreens in Branmar Plaza Shopping Center, Wilmington that occurred over night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on , Friday, October 27, 2017, at approximately 8:12 p.m. when an unknown male suspect entered the Walgreens store located at 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington in the Branmar Plaza Shopping Center.

As a patron of the store was shopping and approaching the cash register to pay for his items, the suspect ran into the business, jumping up and down, yelling that this is a stick up, according to Jaffe. The suspect appeared to have gotten scared and did not obtain any items before taking off running towards Marsh Road, said Jaffe.

Once outside the business, it appeared that the suspect got stopped by an unknown male subject who was driving a dark colored pick up truck. A brief struggle ensued and the suspect was able to get away, taking off running towards Marsh Road behind the Acme.

The suspect was described as a black male, 6’00”-6’02” tall, wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark colored pants, light colored shoes and a black ski mask. No weapons were displayed and no further physical or clothing description available.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Trooper First Class D. Galiani at 302-660-4300. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

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