Delaware State Police Investigate Series Of Armed Robberies Targeting Delivery Trucks

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a series of alarming armed robberies that have targeted delivery trucks in various locations in New Castle County.

The most recent robbery occurred last night in the Bear area at the Wawa located on Wrangle Hill Road. Police said at approximately 8:38 p.m. on May 17, 2023, four suspects approached a parked tractor-trailer while a 37-year-old male victim was inside, unloading and delivering products for Wawa.

Armed with firearms, the suspects entered the trailer and threatened the victim, forcing him to surrender cartons of cigarettes, according to police. During the robbery, a 28-year-old male driver’s assistant returned to the truck from the Wawa, only to face the suspects’ weapons. The robbers made their escape in two dark-colored sedans, taking numerous boxes of cigarettes.

A similar incident occurred at the Wawa on Limestone Road in Wilmington. On April 21, 2023, two suspects forcibly entered a delivery truck while two men, aged 58 and 23, were unloading it. The suspects, armed with a handgun, overpowered the victims and stole multiple boxes of cigarettes from the trailer.

Two months ago, an armed robbery occurred at the Wawa on New Linden Hill Road. On March 20, 2023, a 40-year-old male truck driver was unloading merchandise into the store when an unknown suspect entered the truck and started pilfering cases of cigarettes. Another unidentified male suspect assisted in loading the stolen items into a dark sedan. When the driver returned outside, the second suspect brandished a handgun, forcing him to step away while the culprits made their escape according to police.

Law enforcement is working to identify and apprehend the individuals responsible for these armed robberies. The Delaware State Police are investigating all three incidents but have not publicly tied the robberies together. They are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist them with information.

No one has been injured as of yet according to the Delaware State Police.