Troopers Investigating Robbery of Drug Store

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Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a New Castle area Walgreens that occurred last night.

The incident occurred on May 11, 2023, at approximately 8:26 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to the Walgreens located at 1413 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that two male suspects entered the store and split up. One suspect watched for customers while the second suspect approached two employees behind the sales counter while displaying a handgun and demanded keys to the safe. The suspect escorted the employees to a rear office and the employees complied. After obtaining money from the safe, the suspect escorted the employees back to the front cash registers and obtained additional cash. The suspects fled the scene on foot towards Pennsylvania Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money.

The employees were not injured as a result of the incident.

The first suspect was described as a black male 25-35 years-old, approximately 5’8″-5’9″ tall, large build, wearing light colored clothing.

The second suspect was described as an unknown male approximately 6’3″-6’4″ tall wearing all dark clothing.

There are currently no photos of the suspects available at this time.

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: 051223  1112



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