State Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a gas station robbery that took place in Wilmington last night.

On August 2, 2023, at approximately 9:24 p.m., troopers responded to Star Gas & Diesel located at 3927 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, for a report of a robbery. Troopers contacted a 55-year-old employee and learned that an unknown white male suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim open the cash registers. The victim complied, and the suspect fled from the gas station on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Responding troopers attempted to find the suspect in the surrounding area but were unable to locate him.

The 55-year-old victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male. Surveillance images and video 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 J. Dempsey by calling 302-365-8472. 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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