Dramatic Carjacking Incident Unfolds at Newark Gas Station

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NEWARK, DE — The Delaware State Police are investigating a gas station carjacking that took place in Newark early Tuesday morning.

Investigators allege that on July 18, 2023, at approximately 1:21 a.m., troopers responded to Sunoco located at 520 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark for a report of a carjacking that had just occurred. Troopers contacted a 37-year-old woman and learned that an unknown car occupied by two men and one woman parked in front of hers while she was at the gas pumps. She stated an unknown man got out of the car and approached her while pointing a firearm at her and demanded she get out of her car. The victim complied and the suspect took her car and both vehicles fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.

There is no additional suspect description at this time. Surveillance video and images are not yet available.

The Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this 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 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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