Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Posted on  07/03/2013 3:45 pm

Location:

  • North Spruce Street & Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Date/Time of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at approximately 8:12 a.m.

Victim:

  • Black male, 53, of Wilmington, Delaware

Suspects/Descriptions:

  • Black male, 25 - 30 years old, 5’08” - 5’10”, 180 - 200 pounds, dark skin complexion, large build, and was last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt, black jeans, and black boots. Suspect was armed with a handgun.
  • Black male, 25 - 30 years old, 5’09” - 6’00”, 160 - 170 pounds, dark skin complexion, thin build, and was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt and blue shorts. This suspect was last seen riding an orange or red colored bicycle.

Summary:

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the intersection of North Spruce Street and Vandever Avenue.

Wednesday morning at approximately 8:12 a.m., uniformed officers responded to the intersection of North Spruce Street and Vandever Avenue in reference to a 911 call for an armed robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival, uniformed officers learned that the 53 year old victim was taking a walk in the area when he was approached from behind by an unknown suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. The suspect’s accomplice remained on his bicycle watching for police. Both suspects were last seen headed southbound on North Spruce Street out of sight.

The armed suspect is described as a black male, 25 - 30 years old, 5’08” - 5’10”, 180 - 200 pounds, dark skin complexion, large build, and was last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt, black jeans, and black boots.

The second suspect is described as a black male, 25 - 30 years old, 5’09” - 6’00”, 160 - 170 pounds, dark skin complexion, thin build, and was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt and blue shorts. This suspect was last seen riding an orange or red colored bicycle.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call:

  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.