The incident occurred on Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:45 p.m. when the 70-year-old male victim exited the shuttle bus that had transported him from the casino to a remote area of the parking lot. As he walked to his vehicle, he was struck from behind with a blackjack wielded by a suspect who demanded the victim's wallet.
The suspect as been described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5'11" tall, 200 pounds, wearing a gray trench coat.
After being struck with the blackjack several times, the victim fell, regained his footing, and turned over his wallet to the suspect. The suspect entered an older gray minivan and fled, while the victim ran to nearby bystanders for help. The victim was treated on scene by Delaware Park medical staff and then transported to Christiana Hospital for further treatment for minor injuries to his head.
The Delaware State Police is asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 834-2630 extension 6. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword "DSP" plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES), or through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Information can also be submitted through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.