Detectives Investigate Walgreens Robbery

Posted on  01/24/2013 10:21 am

Location:

  • Walgreens, 1601 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Dates of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013, approximately 8:13 p.m.

Victim:

  • 26 year old female, Wilmington, Delaware

Suspects:

  • Suspect 1: Black male, black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black mask, armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect 2: Black male, yellow puffy coat, navy blue running pants with vertical white stripes on each side, pink or purple mask on face, large afro (possibly a wig).

Summary:

Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of the Walgreens at 1601 Delaware Avenue.

An investigation indicates that around 8:13 p.m., two suspects entered the Walgreens store. Suspect 1 was described as black male, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black mask and armed with a handgun. Suspect 2 was described as black male wearing a yellow puffy coat, navy blue running pants with vertical white stripes on each side, pink or purple mask covering his face, and a large afro (possibly a wig).

Once inside the store Suspect 1 vaulted the checkout counter and removed cash from the register. Suspect 2 took possession of an unknown amount of pills from the pharmacy. Suspect 1 fired at the clerk as she was attempting to flee the store, striking her in the hip. The suspects then fled west through the parking lot. The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Scott Chaffin at (302) 576-3628.
  • 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