Soldiers investigate armed car theft at convenience store – Claymont – Delaware State Police


Date posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Claymont, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this morning at a convenience store in New Castle County.

On September 7, 2021, at approximately 7:51 a.m., soldiers were dispatched to a carjacking at Exxon, located at 3700 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE. The investigation determined that the 52-year-old victim was sitting in his 2013 Acura MDX as she refueled her vehicle. While seated, two suspects approached the car from behind and opened the victim’s door, which remained ajar. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle. As the victim refused to hand over his keys to the suspects, the second suspect physically assaulted him. The two suspects removed the victim from the Acura, entered it, and fled north on Philadelphia Pike. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

The unknown suspects are described as black men in their early 20s, wearing masks. No surveillance photographs are available.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., Delaware State Police were informed that the victim’s 2013 Acura MDX had been collected in Philadelphia.

This matter is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Detective Ryan Kirchenbauer by calling 302-365-8525 or emailing [email protected] Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and need help, the Police Victim Services Unit of the The State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources. 24 hours a day via a free hotline 1800 VICTIME-1. (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Unit Director at [email protected]

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