Delaware State Police troopers are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Shore Stop off U.S. Route 13 in New Castle Sunday evening.
The incident occurred at 10:56 p.m. at Shorestop at 891 South Dupont Highway when a white male suspect wearing a black knit mask entered the store and displayed a large hunting style knife, State Police Cpl. John Day said. The suspect demanded money and cigarettes from the 52-year-old female clerk, he said.
The clerk removed cash from the register and turned over several packages of cigarettes to the suspect, who fled on foot, Day said.
The suspect was described as a 5-foot-7 white male with a thin build, 25 to 30 years old and wearing a black knit mask covering his face with a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, Day said. No further physical or clothing description was available, and no video surveillance was available for release at this time.
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 302-834-2630 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.