DELAWARE STATE POLICE BEAT Gunman pistol-whipped victim during a robbery at a used car lot
SMYRNA, DEL. The midnight hours are not likely to be very valuable for selling used cars but the staff of World Trust located on US 13 in Smyrna might want to rethink the idea of hanging around the office late at night.
The Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of the used car dealership that occurred on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at approximately 11:12 p.m. at the World Trust, located at 2620 S. Dupont Boulevard.
Police say that three suspects entered the business while two of them displayed handguns and demanded money from the employees.
One of the suspects struck an employee over the head with his fist while a second suspect struck another victim in the head with a handgun.
A third victim was also in the business during this incident and was not injured. All three victims complied with the suspect’s demands and turned over their cell phones. The suspects removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and several keys to vehicles located on the used car lot, prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.
One suspect was described as a black female, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and sweatpants, and light colored sneakers. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark colored jacket, and dark colored pants and shoes. The third suspect was described as a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored jeans, with a dark colored mask over his face.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, Detective S. Carbine at 302 698-8444.