Suspect on the loose after Ellendale robbery

ELLENDALE – Troopers are investigating a robbery of the Ellendale Dollar General store that occurred late Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred around 9:55 p.m. June 21 when a male suspect entered the Dollar General store, located at 18036 Beach Highway, armed with an unknown type handgun.

He approached a male and a female employee at the counter and demanded cash.  The clerks complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of currency.  The subject then fled the business in a western direction.  The employees were uninjured in this incident.

The suspect was described as a male, 6’00” tall, 150-160 lbs., wearing all dark colored clothing and dark colored mask over his face (No further physical or clothing description available).  Armed with an unknown type handgun.

No surveillance photos are available.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective M. Doughty at 302-752-3794.  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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