New Castle- The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a New Castle area restaurant Tuesday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said the incident occurred on March 31, 2020, at approximately 1:23 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Pizza and Pasta Restaurant located at 1505 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with employees who advised a subject entered the business with a handgun and demanded cash. The victim did not immediately comply at which time he was physically assaulted by the suspect who struck him with the handgun before fleeing on foot. No money or property was obtained by the suspect and no shots were fired from the weapon during the incident.
The victim sustained a minor injury as a result of and incident.
The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a light-colored jacket, dark pants and in possession of a handgun.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.