New Castle Royal Farms Robbed at Gunpoint; Suspect Flees with Money and Smokes

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NEW CASTLE, DE – A man warmed with a rifle entered the Royal Farms on New Castle Avenue Sunday morning and pointed it at store employees, demanding money and cigarettes.

According to the Delaware State Police, at 5:24 a.m., on Father’s Day, an unknown male subject entered the Royal Farms convenience store located at 2160 New Castle Avenue and approached the cashier’s counter.

“The suspect confronted an employee with a rifle and demanded money and cigarettes. After the victim complied, the suspect fled from the business on foot and was last seen running southbound through the gas station parking lot towards an unknown destination,” the Delaware State Police said. “Troopers responded to the scene and canvassed the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. No one was injured in this incident.”

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’00” tall with a thin build. There are no surveillance images available at this time.