Delaware State Police Investigating Attempted Robbery of Home Improvement Store- New Castle – Delaware State Police

Date Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2021

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a New Castle area home improvement store that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Lowes, located at 2225 Hessler Boulevard, New Castle, when troopers responded to a knife point robbery. Investigation determined a male suspect entered the store through the garden center and confronted a female employee behind the sales counter. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the register. The employee attempted to comply with demands, but was unsuccessful at opening the register. The suspect then fled out of the store without obtaining any cash. The suspect was last seen running away from the scene towards Route 13. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 20-25 years old, 5’8”-5’10” tall, 200 lbs., wearing a dark-colored shirt, khaki shorts, sunglasses, and black skull cap.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Harris of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8410. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at [email protected]

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 081921 0907

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