Delaware State Police Investigating Armed Robbery

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The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery of a delivery truck that occurred last night in the Bear area.

On May 17, 2023, at approximately 8:38 p.m., troopers responded to the Wawa located at 3601 Wrangle Hill Road, Bear for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Troopers arrived and learned that four suspects approached a tractor-trailer that was parked next to the store while a 37-year-old male victim was in the trailer unloading and delivering products for Wawa. The suspects walked into the trailer while displaying firearms toward the victim and began removing cartons of cigarettes. During the robbery, the driver’s assistant, a 28-year-old male, exited the Wawa returning to the truck and the suspects turned their weapons on him.  The suspects then fled the scene in two separate dark-colored sedans with numerous boxes of cigarettes.  Neither victim was harmed during the robbery.

All four suspects were described as black males, no further description at this time. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

The Troop 2 Robbery Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective B. Harris by calling 302-365-8410. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 051823  1600



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