Troopers Investigating Another Armed Robbery In New Castle County

Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the New Castle area on Sunday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on June 19, 2022, at approximately 5:24 a.m., an unknown male subject entered the Royal Farms convenience store located at 2160 New Castle Avenue and approached the cashier’s counter. The suspect confronted an employee with a rifle and demanded money and cigarettes said DeMalto. After the victim complied, the suspect fled from the business on foot and was last seen running southbound through the gas station parking lot towards an unknown destination. Troopers responded to the scene and canvassed the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. No one was injured in this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’00” tall with a thin build.

This robbery is the latest in a string of robberies that have occurred in recent days.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit is currently investigating the incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective R. Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8428.

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