Suspect sought in Rehoboth tobacco store robbery

November 5, 2017

Story Location:
18701 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach  Delaware
United States

Police are searching for a suspect following a Nov. 5 robbery at Cigar World in the Midway Galleria shopping center on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt. He was armed with a sharp object, but no additional descriptions are available, said Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Delaware State Police.

The robbery occurred about 4:30 p.m., when the man entered the store, approached an employee at the counter and demanded money. The employee complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled in a southern direction.

The employee was not injured during the encounter, Bratz said. 

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850, Detective D. Kristunas at 302-752-3856 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Information also can be shared online at