State Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

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The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted gas station robbery that occurred in Laurel early this morning.

On December 21, 2022, at approximately 1:35 a.m., troopers responded to the Royal Farms located at 30983 Sussex Highway regarding an attempted robbery that had just occurred. Troopers learned that an unknown suspect had entered the store and presented the cashier with a note demanding money and implying that he had a gun. The cashier did not comply, and the suspect fled the store on foot. Troopers attempted to locate the suspect in the surrounding area but were unable to do so. The cashier was not injured in this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing dark clothing. He was last seen running eastbound from the Royal Farms.

The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective L. Coleman by calling 302-752-3813. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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