Newark-Area Convenience Store Clerk Pistol Whipped, Robbed At Gunpoint

The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Newark gas station that occurred early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:08 a.m., Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Shell gas station, located at 1148 Christiana Road, Newark. A male suspect entered the business and confronted an employee at the sales counter. The suspect produced a handgun, demanded money, and handed the employee a bag to fill.

The employee was unable to open the register, so the suspect struck him in the face with the handgun. The suspect then removed an undisclosed number of cigarettes and fled the area on foot towards the rear of the business. The employee was transported to an area hospital for a laceration to the face.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 30 years of age, 6’3”-6’5” tall, 225 lbs., wearing all dark clothing, a mask, and in possession of a handgun.

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