NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE (3/14/2015) Two gas stations 8 miles apart were robbed this morning at knifepoint, state police reported. One of the stations had been robbed earlier this week.
The first robbery happened about 8:25 a.m. at the BP station at 2360 Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40 and Route 896 intersection), which also had been robbed on Sunday.
Two males, one armed with a large knife, confronted a 25-year-old male clerk. He complied with their demands and the pair fled with cash.
No one was injured, police said.
One of the robbers, with a large knife, was a black man, 30-40 years of age, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-9 and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black hat.
The second suspect was described as a black male also wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black hat. He was unarmed.
The second robbery happened about 10:10 a.m., when a man entered the Shell gas station at 299 Christiana Road (Route 273), at the intersection with Appleby Road near New Castle.
The robber, armed with a large knife, confronted a 60-year-old male employee and demanded money from the cash register, police said.
The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount and the robber fled, running east.
The robber was described as black, 35-45 years of age, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-11 and 150-170 pounds. He was wearing a grey hat, dark jacket, and dark jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 302-834-2630.