Shell gas station robbed near New Castle

Shell gas station and food mart, 299 Christiana Road (Route 273), west of New Castle (Photo: Google maps)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (12/13/2016) A Shell gas station and food store was robbed west of New Castle, the Delaware State Police reported Monday.

The crime happened about 9 p.m. Sunday at 299 Christiana Road (Route 273).

Police said the masked robber confronted a male employee who was behind the sales counter and demanded money from the register. The employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the robber fled to the west.

There were no injuries.

The robber was described as a black male, 5-feet-10 to 6 feet, weighing 160-200 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 302-365-8566.