Gas station robbed again near New Castle

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

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (1/11/2017) A gas station and convenience store was robbed on Route 273 west of New Castle, the Delaware State Police reported Tuesday.

The crime at the Shell Food Mart, 299 Christiana Road (Route 273), at the Appleby Road intersection, happened about 9:15 p.m. Monday.

The same business was robbed Dec. 11.

The latest robber implied he had a weapon when he confronted a male employee, ordered him away from the cash register and removed money.

He fled on foot to the west. The clerk was not hurt.

The robber was described as black, 25 years old, 5-feet-11 to 6 feet and weighing 160-175 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, brown hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and black shoes.

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

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