Delaware State Police Investigating Armed Robbery on Route 1

Armed Robbery on Route 1Image via Delaware State Police

NEW CASTLE, DE — The Delaware State Police announced the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred on State Route 1 in the New Castle area on Saturday evening.

Authorities stated that on March 18, 2023, at approximately 9:42 p.m., a 35-year-old man and a 50-year-old man stopped their 2020 black Honda Odyssey minivan on the shoulder on southbound State Route 1 in the area of the School House Road overpass to change a tire. While they were stopped on the shoulder, both victims were approached by two unknown black males who had pulled over behind them. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the 50-year-old man, punched him in the stomach, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. Both suspects then fled from the scene in a dark-colored SUV.

The victim who was punched did not need emergency medical attention. Neither suspect has been identified and there are no video or camera images available.

The Troop 2 Robbery Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective R. Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8525. 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.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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