Detectives Investigating Shell Gas Station Robbery

The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Thursday evening at a Wilmington area Shell gas station.

On January 25, 2024, at approximately 4:44 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a robbery at the Shell located at 3800 Kennett Pike in Wilmington. The investigation revealed an unknown male suspect approached an employee in the gas station with his hand concealed under his jacket. The suspect demanded vape/tobacco products and threatened to shoot the employee with an alleged concealed gun. The employee complied and the suspect fled on foot in a northwest direction with multiple vape products. Troopers located the stolen vape products during a K9 track, however, were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male wearing dark clothing and a mask. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is still investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Armstrong by calling (302) 365-8440. 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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