Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a Laurel area store that occurred late last evening.

The incident occurred around 11:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, when a male suspect, armed with an unknown type of handgun, entered the Oasis Travel Plaza at 30759 Sussex Highway. The suspect approached the store employee and demanded cash; the employee complied and turned over an undisclosed amount. The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect was described as black male between 5-foot-8and 5-foot-10 and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white gloves.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective K. McCabe at 302-752-3798. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”