Wilmington Manor Checkers robbed at gunpoint Friday night

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Two employees were robbed while taking trash out at the Checkers restaurant in Wilmington Manor late Friday night.

New Castle (DE): Police say they are investigating after they were summoned to the Checkers restaurant late Friday night, after receiving reports of a robbery that had occurred.

The restaurant is located in the 1500 block of N. Dupont Hywy in New Castle.

“Upon arrival, contact was made with two employees who advised that while they were taking out the trash, they were approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun and forced the employees back into the Checkers and demanded money.”, said police spokeswoman Melissa Jaffe. “The victims turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the area on foot.”

“The victims did not sustain injury as a result of this incident.”, Jaffe said. “The suspect was described as a black male wearing a mask and armed with a handgun and no surveillance images are available at this time.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566. 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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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