Gunman robs Exxon at 13/40 split near New Castle

Exxon at 13 and 40
Exxon gas station at U.S. 13/40 split near New Castle (Photo: Google maps)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (3/9/2015) A man armed with a handgun robbed the Exxon gas station at the U.S. 13/40 split near New Castle, state police reported today.

The crime happened shortly before noon Sunday at the business at 261 S. DuPont Highway.

The robber confronted a 23-year-old man working at the business and demanded cash. The clerk turned over money from the register and the robber fled on foot, running south on U.S. 13.

The clerk was not injured, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said.

The robber was described as black, 45-55 years of age, 6’00”-6’03” tall and 185-210 pounds. He was wearing a grey hat, black jacket, blue jeans, black sweatshirt and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 302-834-2630.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or