Troopers Investigating Two Carjackings In Glasgow

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a pair of carjackings that occurred within a one hour time period early Monday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the first incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2019, at the rear of the Papa John’s Pizza, located at 480 Peoples Plaza. A 20-year-old male was about to enter his vehicle which was parked behind the Papa Johns, when he was approached by two male suspects, one of which was brandishing a handgun. The suspects demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle however he refused to comply and a struggle ensued. The victim was able to retain possession of his keys and after a brief struggle, the suspects fled on foot towards Glasgow Avenue. The victim refused medical treatment for minor injuries sustained during the incident.

Approximately 55 minutes later, at 6:30 p.m., the same two suspects approached a 41-year-old male, as he sat in his 2017 Honda Pilot, which was parked at the gas pumps at the Sunoco gas station, located at 2360 Pulaski Hwy. A handgun was again displayed and the suspects demanded the victim’s keys and vehicle. The victim in this incident complied with the demand and turned over his keys to the suspects who then fled onto Pulaski Hwy., in the Honda. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The initial investigations into both incidents determined that the same two suspects were responsible for both carjackings. They were described as follows:

Suspect #1: Black male, 18-25 years of age, 5’10”-5’11” tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and light-colored pants.

Suspect #2: Black male, 20-25 years of age, 6’00” tall, wearing all dark clothing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact detective T. Dukes of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8412.