Troopers: Man Wanted After Opening Fire During Robbery

Delaware State Police
Delaware State Police

Blades- The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Liquor store that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Concord Liquor Store located at 8774 Concord Road. A subject entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk, according to Jaffe. The suspect discharged his weapon narrowly missing the clerk, said Jaffe. The store clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the scene in a dark-colored passenger vehicle.

Jaffe said further investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the business approximately ten minutes prior to the robbery and made a purchase. Through investigative measures, Troopers were able to identify 30-year-old James M. Finney of Seaford as the suspect, said Jaffe.

Finney is described as a black male with a beard, 5’11” tall, 187 lbs., wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, dark colored sweatpants, and armed with a handgun, according to Jaffe.

Warrants for the arrest of Finney including charges of Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Reckless Endanger First Degree, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited have been obtained. The store clerk was not injured as a result of this incident.

The case remains under investigation. Troopers have been unable to located Finney and ask anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to please contact Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit, Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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