Clerk Turns The Tables On Armed Robber

Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this morning in Lewes.

Officials said on November 7, 2022, at approximately 6:24 a.m., troopers responded to the BP gas station located at 17580 Coastal Highway regarding a robbery. The investigation showed that an unknown white male suspect had entered the convenience store and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect displayed a sharp object and threatened to harm the cashier if he did not comply. When the cashier refused to comply, the suspect lunged at the victim inside of the store. The cashier defended himself with his own knife, and the suspect fled from the area in a vehicle. The 68-year-old cashier suffered a small cut to his finger in the altercation.

There is currently no suspect information available. The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective M. Venero by calling 302-856-5850. 

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