Police are searching for a gunman who robbed a liquor store in downtown Newark on Wednesday afternoon.

The robbery happened just before 2:30 p.m. at Modern Liquors, located at 246 E. Delaware Ave., in the first floor of the Main Street Court apartment building.

The robber displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department. An employee complied, and the robber ran north toward Main Street.

The robber was described as a white man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a hat.

No surveillance footage was released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Paul Keld at 302-366-7100 ext. 3106 or pkeld@newark.de.us.

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