Troopers Investigating Failed Gunpoint Cigarette Robbery In Edgemoor

Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Wilmington area 7-11 store that occurred late Wednesday night, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at approximately 11:41 p.m., as a male suspect entered the 7-11 located at 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard in Wilmington. The suspect approached the sales counter where he confronted a male clerk and demanded cigarettes.

He then displayed an unknown make and model gun and again demanded a carton of cigarettes and the victim again refused to give the cigarettes. After a short time, the suspect left the store. No merchandise was taken from the store. The suspect fled northbound through the parking lot towards Edgemoor Gardens, out of sight. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old, 150-160 lbs, between 5’05”-5’10” with a thin build. Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts and dark colored sneakers.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.