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Detectives Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery at New Castle Area Bowlerama

The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of a New Castle area Bowlerama.

On May 13, 2024, at approximately 5:20 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot of the Bowlerama located at 3031 New Castle Avenue in New Castle. The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect approached a Bowlerama employee who was walking through the parking lot toward the entrance of the business with a bag containing business property. The suspect demanded the employee give him the bag while pointing a handgun at him. The employee complied, however, the suspect dropped the bag as he fled. The suspect then returned to the passenger seat of the unknown sedan he arrived in and fled toward New Castle Avenue.

The suspect is described as black male wearing dark-colored clothing. There is no description available for the suspect vehicle or its driver. Surveillance video and images of the suspect and suspect vehicle are not available.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit continues to investigate this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective J. Dempsey by calling (302) 365-8472. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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