Investigation still ongoing

The New Castle County Police continue to search for a man who attempted to use counterfeit money at a store in the Brookside Shopping Center.

On Monday, Dec. 28, New Castle County Police responded to the Walgreens located at the Brookside Shopping Center for a fraud complaint.

According to the report, officers learned an unknown man attempted to purchase cigarettes from an employee using a fraudulent $100 bill. The employee immediately noticed the fake money and refused to allow the man to make a purchase. He then informed the man the money was a fake and the suspect left the store on foot in an unknown direction.

The man was described as an African-American male, approximately 20-25 years of age, with a beard. He was wearing a peach/pink colored hat and a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call NCCPD by dialing (302) 573-2800. Citizens can visit our website at and follow the link “Crime Tips and Alerts.

The New Castle County Police has partnered with Delaware Crime Stoppers and offers rewards up to $10,000 for an arrest and/or conviction regarding any violent crime by calling 1(800) TIP-3333.

Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.