The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.
Hatchell said the incident occurred at approximately 12:48 a.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the Shell gas station, located at 1184 Christiana Road in Newark, when troopers responded to a knifepoint robbery. The investigation determined a male suspect entered the store and confronted a male employee behind the sales counter.
The suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the register said Hatchell. The employee complied and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Upon the suspect running into the parking lot, a good Samaritan who witnessed the incident held the suspect at gunpoint which caused him to drop some of the proceeds. The suspect was then able to return to his vehicle and fled the scene in a blue sedan. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.
The suspect was described as a white male approximately 5’8”-5’10” tall, 220 lbs., wearing a light-colored shirt, khaki shorts, a black baseball hat.