Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery in Smyrna

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The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday night in Smyrna.

On July 6, 2024, at approximately 9:26 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the intersection of Joseph Wick Drive and Willowwood Drive in Smyrna. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was walking home when he was approached by 2 unknown black male suspects. A physical altercation ensued between the suspects and victim, during which one of the suspects struck the victim in the back of the head with a handgun. After the altercation ended, the victim attempted to retrieve his jacket and other personal property from the street, however, one of the suspects threatened to shoot him if he grabbed the jacket. The 17-year-old victim, who had sustained a minor injury to the back of his head, then fled from the scene without his personal property.

The suspects are described as black males, approximately 18-19 years old, approximately 5’6″-5’7″ tall, with average builds. Surveillance video and images of the suspects are not available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective B. Yencer by calling (302) 698-8429. 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.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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