Suspects were violent with employees

The World Trust used car dealership in Smyrna was robbed on Thursday, April 5, by unknown suspects who had guns and struck the employees, state police said.

At 11:12 p.m., three suspects entered the business in the 2600 block of South DuPont Boulevard. 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, police said. A third victim also was inside the business but was not injured.

All three victims complied with the suspects’ demands and turned over their cell phones, police said.

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and several keys to vehicles on the used car lot before fleeing in an unknown direction.

One suspect was described as a black female, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, 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.

No surveillance photos are available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit, Detective S. Carbine at 302 698-8444.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at