Suspect described as a white male, 25-35 years old, large build, with clothing covering his face and armed with a knife

Troopers are investigating a robbery of the Shell gas station, 380 East Chestnut Hill Road, that occurred Sunday evening.

The incident occurred at 11:11 p.m. when a white male suspect with clothing over his face entered the store and confronted the 31-year-old male clerk. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded cash. The clerk then immediately reached for a phone and the suspect fled.

No one was injured during this incident.

If anyone has any information in reference to this attempted robbery, 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: Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."