Police: Suspect Pulls Knife On Clerk At Newark Gas Station

The Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Newark area gas station that occurred Wednesday afternoon officials said Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred on November 23, 2022, at approximately 3:14 p.m., 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 displayed a knife and demanded money. The employee did not comply and ran out of the store. The suspect then fled the scene without obtaining any money or property and was seen traveling in a light-colored sedan westbound on Route 273. The employee was not injured during the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, in his early 20’s approximately, 6’ tall, 200 lbs., wearing dark clothing and a mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Dempsey of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8510.