An attempted robbery occurred early Thursday morning at the McDonald's at 2702 Philadelphia Pike, Delaware State Police said.
The incident occurred at 12:47 a.m. as a female McDonald's employee was exiting the restaurant, State Police Cpl. John Day said. As she exited, she encountered a masked black male suspect, who was entering while holding a handgun. After almost walking into the employee, the suspect immediately fled, he said.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6-foot tall with an average build, wearing dark clothing and a mask, Day said. No further physical or clothing description was available.
He was armed with a handgun.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-834-2630 extension 6, or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."