Police searching for Beaver Brook Wawa suspect Thursday morning

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“The suspect displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register.” Said police spokesman Jason Hatchell.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say they are searching for a suspect who they say robbed the Beaver Brook Wawa early Thursday morning.

The suspect was described as a white male approximately 40 years of age, 6’ tall, wearing all dark clothing, a mask, and a baseball hat., police said in a news release.

According to police, Troopers responded to the Wawa around 3:00 a.m. in the Beaver Brook Plaza, where they say a male suspect entered the store and confronted an employee behind the sales counter.

“The suspect displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register.,” Said Jason Hatchell, a Delaware State Police spokesman. “The employee complied and the suspect then approached the store manager who was standing behind a second cash register and demanded money from the three remaining cash registers and the safe.”

Hatchell said the manager complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash through a rear business door. The suspect was last seen running towards the Beaver Brook Apartments.

Police said in a news release that “There are no suspect photographs available” however, Wawa’s are known to have cameras both inside and outside their stores and when asked for images or surveillance video, Hatchell responded by saying, “This is still an active and on-going investigation. At this time detectives are not releasing any additional information.”

It’s not known why detectives would not want to release any images or videos.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Kirchenbauer of Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8525. 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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