Police investigating attempted knifepoint robbery at Newark gas station

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NEWARK, DE – An attempted robbery of a gas station in the Newark area occurred Wednesday afternoon, according to the Delaware State Police.

The incident took place at approximately 3:14 p.m. on November 23, 2022, at the Shell gas station located at 1148 Christiana Road. At the sales counter, a male suspect confronted an employee. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded money. In response, the employee ran out of the store without complying with the request. In a light-colored sedan westbound on Route 273, the suspect fled the scene without obtaining any money or property. It is important to note that the employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 6′ tall, 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing and wearing a mask.