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Del. Police Investigate Armed Robbery Behind Shopping Center


WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place behind the Canby Park Shopping Center in Wilmington on Monday.

According to police, at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, a 34-year-old woman was walking in the driveway behind La Cabana restaurant near Maryland Avenue when two men approached her.

Police said the men attempted to take the personal property that she was carrying and a struggle ensued, one of the men displayed a handgun. One of the men dragged the victim to the ground as he tried to remove a case she was carrying over her shoulder that contained a laptop.

Authorities said that an unknown observer in the area began to scream and shout. The suspects were unsuccessful in removing the laptop and fled on foot with undisclosed property.

According to reports, the victim received minor injuries from the assault and was treated at a local hospital. The woman's treatment status was unknown at the time of the police report.

Police described one of the suspects as a black male, 16-18 years old, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7, average build, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male, 16-18 years old, between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6, average build, wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, armed with an unknown type handgun.

Police urge the public to be alert, walk in pairs or groups, avoid walking through unlit areas, be aware of their surroundings and to conceal valuables.

If anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the robbery unit at Troop 2 at (302) 834-2630, ext. 6, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via, or by sending an anonymous text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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