Convenience store robbed in January and February

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating a weekend robbery at a Kent County convenience store.

The incident occurred around 2:02 a.m. Sunday, April 30 at the Canterbury Shore Stop at 8953 South Dupont Highway, division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

A man came in, went up to a store employee and implied he was armed with a handgun; the suspect demanded cash, which the clerk turned over. The suspect ran away to the north, Fournier said.

The clerk was not hurt, he added.

The suspect is a black man who was wearing a dark colored coat and black-and-white checkered pants. There was no additional description available.

This is the third time this year the Canterbury Shore Stop has been targeted in a robbery; the first took place on Jan. 15 and the second on Feb. 11. Two suspects in the latter robbery eventually were caught.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Buzzuro at 302-698-8502.

Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”