Applebee’s employee shot in Newark robbery

An Applebee’s employee was wounded in a robbery attempt outside the restaurant. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

UPDATED STORY: Newark police arrest suspect in Applebee’s shooting

NEWARK, DELAWARE (7/29/2017) An Applebee’s Restaurant employee was wounded by gunfire during a robbery early today, Newark police said.

The shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m. in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center off Elkton Road.

The victim was walking to his vehicle when two males with a handgun confronted him.

The employee was shot in an extremity and the two robbers fled on foot, Sgt. Gerald J. Bryda said.

He said the victim was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or Or send an anonymous tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411.

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

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