The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Wilmington business that occurred  around 3:35 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18. at the Valero gas station located at 1327 McKennans Church Rd. in Pike Creek.

Police said a lone male suspect, with his face concealed and brandishing a handgun, approached an employee at the sales counter and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The employee complied with the demands by turning over an undisclosed amount of cash and multiple packs of cigarettes to the suspect who then exited the business and fled on foot towards McKennans Church Rd., police said The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’7”-5’10”, 150-160 lbs., wearing all dark clothing, too include a face covering and in possession of a handgun, according to police.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at