Troopers investigating attempted robbery of Canterbury gas station

gas-station-suspectFELTON – Troopers are investigating an attempted robbery of the Canterbury Shore Stop that occurred early this morning.

The incident occurred around 4:19 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 when a male suspect entered the convenience store located at 8953 South DuPont Highway and approached the counter armed with an unknown type handgun.

A male customer, along with two employees, were near the counter area when the suspect demanded the customer to the floor.  The customer refused and when the suspect tried to gain access behind the counter, the customer blocked the entryway causing the suspect to flee the business in an unknown direction without any merchandise or money.  The employees and the customer were uninjured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5’10”-5’11” tall, 150-180 lbs., wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and grey/white colored pants (No further physical or clothing description).  Armed with an unknown type handgun.

Surveillance photos attached.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit at 302-698-8434. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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