Couple Robbed At Gunpoint In Townsend Park Saturday, Suspect Had A Mask On

Townsend- The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Townsend Park last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on May 16, 2020, at approximately 10:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to Edgar Road at the entrance to Townsend Village I for a report of a robbery.

Upon arrival, it was learned that a 24-year-old male from New Castle and his 21-year-old girlfriend from Townsend were sitting in his Honda Accord when they were approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money, said Jaffe. The male turned over his wallet and the suspect took off on foot towards the wood line on the south side of the park.

The suspect was described as a male who was wearing all dark clothing to include a face mask and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head. The suspect was approximately 5’09” tall, thin build, and 18-30 years old.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 9, Master Corporal Box at 302-378-5749. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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