Date Posted: Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a Wilmington area cell-phone store, Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Metro PCS store, located at 107 N. Maryland Avenue. The male suspect approached a female employee at the sales counter and pointed an unknown black object at her, implying that it was a weapon and then demanded cash from the register. The employee complied with the demand and turned over an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect, who then fled. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, 5’11”-6’2”, average build, wearing all dark clothing with a fabric covering his face.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective B. McDerby of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8436.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released:060619 0940


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