Four people rob gas station at knifepoint
Police are searching for four people who robbed a Newark-area gas station at knifepoint early Monday morning.
The robbery happened just before 1 a.m. at the Exxon at 4600 Ogletown-Stanton Road, east of Newark, according to Master Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for Delaware State Police.
Two women entered the gas station and began browsing the store as if they were looking to buy something, Austin said. Moments later, two men entered the store and confronted the sales clerk.
One man displayed a knife, while the other implied he had a gun, Austin said.
The employee “vaulted the counter” and ran out of the store, while the robbers took cash and cigarettes, Austin said. No one was injured.
Police described the robbers only as two black men and two black women, all wearing dark clothes. The men had their faces covered. They were last seen heading north on Harmony Road.
Police did not release any surveillance photos.
Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the DSP at 302365-8566. 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.