State Police Investigating Shore Stop Robbery

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The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted robbery that took place earlier this morning at the Valero Shore Stop in Felton.

On August 29, 2023, at approximately 8:50 a.m., an unknown white male suspect walked into the Shore Stop located at 8953 S. Dupont Highway with a shirt wrapped around his head. The suspect approached the store clerk from behind the counter, pointed a knife at her, and told her to open the cash register. When the clerk did not comply, the suspect tried to take the entire register but was unable to do so. The suspect then fled from the store and was last seen running southbound away from the business.

The victim was not harmed and nothing was stolen from the Shore Stop.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’00” to 6’02” tall and weighing approximately 210-250 pounds. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

The Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective J. Sydnor by calling 302-698-8540. 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 you 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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