Valero Shore Stop robbed on Route 1

Valero Shore Stop, 7865 Bay Road, Little Heaven (Photo: Google maps)

LITTLE HEAVEN, DELAWARE (7/29/2017) A robber fled with cash from a Valero Shore Stop gas station and convenience store in Little Heaven, the Delaware State Police reported this morning.

The robbery happened about 2:45 p.m. Friday at 7865 Bay Road (Route 1).

“The suspect approached a store employee at the counter and asked to purchase some cigarettes. The suspect then provided the clerk with money for the cigarettes, but once the employee opened the register he implied he had a weapon and demanded all the money from the till. The attendant complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then exited the store and fled in a southerly direction. The clerk was not injured,” Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

The robber was described as a black male with a beard, 5-feet-9 to 5-feet-10 and wearing a black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 302-698-8547.

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

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