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Troopers Looking For Three People From Two Different Robbery Scenes

The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Stanton-area gas station that took place Wednesday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

The first incident occurred at approximately 7:38 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Stanton Exxon, located at 414 Main Street. Two suspects with their faces concealed approached an employee at the sales counter and demanded cash. One suspect displayed a handgun while the second suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, according to Austin. After obtaining the money both suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

Suspect 1 was described as a black male 5’8” tall, wearing all dark clothing to include a cloth concealing his face and in possession of a black handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male, 5’9” tall, wearing all dark clothing, to include a cloth concealing his face.

The second incident occurred at just under two and a half hours later at approximately 9:58 at Collins Park Liquors, located at 226 New Castle Avenue. The suspect in that incident also concealed his face as he approached an employee at the sales counter and implied he had a weapon, according to Austin. Although the suspect and demanded cash from the clerk, the employee refused to comply with the demand. The suspect then exited the business and fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect did not obtain any cash or property and the employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing all dark clothing to include a cloth concealing his face.

Anyone with information regarding the Stanton incident is asked to contact Detective T. Dukes of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8412.
Anyone with information regarding the Collins Park Liquors incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

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