Wilmington– The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Exxon gas station located at 5301 Concord Pike, Wilmington, last night, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.
Hatchell said on December 23, 2020, at approximately 6:18 p.m., Troopers responded to a fight in the parking lot. Upon arrival Troopers contacted a 27-year-old male victim from Allentown, PA who advised while changing a tire in the parking lot, an unknown white male suspect approached him and asked for money. After the victim denied having any money, the suspect displayed a knife and removed the victim’s wallet from his jacket, according to Hatchell. The victim fought back against the suspect but was stabbed in the hand during the altercation. Additionally, the suspect attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle but was unsuccessful. Prior to fleeing the area on foot, the suspect slashed both driver side tires on the victim’s vehicle, added Hatchell.
The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’8”-5’10” tall.