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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

New Castle, Delaware – The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle Convenience Store that occurred early Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:36 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Wawa Convenience Store located at 7 East Commons Boulevard, New Castle, Delaware. A male suspect approached the clerk at the sales counter, displayed a handgun, and stole cigarettes. The suspect was described as white male approximately 60 years old, 5’08” tall with a thin build and fled in a black SUV onto eastbound West Basin Road. The suspect was last seen traveling into the entrance of Chelsea Estates/ Cumberland Farms. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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 debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 061319  1438

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