Two Robbed At Gunpoint While Changing Flat Tire

The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on State Route 1 in the New Castle area on Saturday evening.

Officials said on March 18, 2023, at approximately 9:42 p.m., a 35-year-old man and a 50-year-old man stopped their 2020 black Honda Odyssey minivan on the shoulder on southbound State Route 1 in the area of the School House Road overpass to change a tire.

While they were stopped on the shoulder, both victims were approached by two unknown black males who had pulled over behind them police said. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the 50-year-old man, punched him in the stomach, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. Both suspects then fled from the scene in a dark-colored SUV.

The victim who was punched did not need emergency medical attention.