Delaware State Police Investigating Convenience Store Robbery

by Pat Haley

Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the New Castle area on Sunday morning.

On June 19, 2022 at approximately 5:24 a.m., 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. 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.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit is currently investigating the incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective R. Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8428. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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