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Man Pistol-Whipped, Robbed At Lancaster Pike Gas Station


Wilmington – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a man which occurred in the parking lot of a local area BP Gas station, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the BP Gas Station located at 4001 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington. The 31-year old-male victim finished work and responded to the BP Gas Station to add air to his car tires.

He drove to the air pump and began adding air to the rear passenger tire when he was suddenly struck on the head by a handgun and surrounded by three unknown young black males, according to Bratz. Subjects began cursing at him and demanded money as one of the suspects pointed an unknown make and model hand gun at him, Bratz said. The suspects removed an undisclosed amount of money and cellular phone from the victim. All three suspects then fled the scene on two dirt bikes eastbound on Lancaster Pike. The victim sustained non-life threatening injury to his head.

The three suspects were described as black males wearing all black with their faces covered and one with a handgun. There is no further physical or clothing description available.

Anyone that has any information in reference to this incident are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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