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Man with knife robs Lewes, Delaware cigarette store, police say

Monday, June 10, 2013

Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery at a Sussex County cigarette store.

The incident occurred around 6:55 p.m. Saturday at the DOT Discount Cigarette store in Lewes.

Police say a male suspect entered the store and approached a 55-year-old female employee demanding money from the cash register.

As the employee complied with his demands, police say the suspect pulled a knife from his sweatshirt.

The suspect then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money.

The female employee was not injured in this incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 23 to 30 years of age, 6' to 6'2 tall, 170 to 190 pounds, with an average build. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, a grey hooded sweatshirt with Philadelphia Eagles across the front, tan khakis pants, and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850.

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