Liquor store employees beaten in robbery

March 24, 2009 10:12:42 AM PDT
Delaware State Police are investigating the "violent and senseless" armed liquor store robbery from this past Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 10:53 p.m. at the Silverside Liquors, located at 1401 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington.

Police say two men entered the store, one of whom was brandishing a shotgun. The gunman ordered the clerk to the ground. He then struck an employee over the head with the shotgun and removed an undisclosed amount of money from his pockets.

The second suspect ordered the clerk to open the register. While attempting to comply, the clerk was punched in the face several times by the robber who was growing impatient with the clerk's difficulty with the register. When the register finally opened the second suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash.

Both suspects fled the business in an unknown direction.

The suspect descriptions are as follows:

Black male, 18 to 30-years-old, 6' tall, 150 - 170 pounds, medium brown complexion, thin build, masked, wearing a leather coat and black jeans with tan boots, armed with a shotgun.

Black male, 18 to 30-years-old, 5'9" tall, 150 - 170 pounds, thin build, masked, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information that could aid in the identification and or arrest of the suspects is urged to contact police.

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